Diesel prices climb for sixth straight week

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Diesel prices stayed relatively flat across the United States during the week ending March 28, increasing by two-tenths of a cent, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.121. Prices increased in all but two regions – the Midwest and West Coast less California.

The most significant increase came in the Rocky Mountain region, where prices increased by 3.8 cents, followed by New England, where prices increased by 1.3 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.425 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.292 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.001 per gallon, followed by the Midwest at $2.077 per gallon.

Prices in other regions are as follows:

  • New England – $2.241
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.081
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.094
  • West Coast less California – $2.177

ProMiles’ numbers have the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel at $2.086 per gallon nationwide, a decrease of three-tenths of a cent from last week’s numbers.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.332 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.00 per gallon.

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