Diesel prices drop slightly nationwide

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It’s not as easy to profit from a fuel surcharge as it used to be.
It’s not as easy to profit from a fuel surcharge as it used to be.

After six consecutive weeks of price increases, diesel prices dropped slightly during the week ending April 4, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.115, a six-tenths of a gallon drop from last week.

Prices during the week stayed relatively stable with the most significant increase coming in the Rocky Mountain region, where prices increased 2.9 cents, and the most significant decrease came in the Gulf Coast, where prices dropped 1.8 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.426 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.296 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel is in the Gulf Coast region at $1.983 per gallon, followed by the Midwest at $2.065 per gallon.

Prices in other regions this week, according to the DOE, are:

  • New England – $2.243
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.077
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.123
  • West Coast less California – $2.179

ProMiles’ numbers this week have the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel at $2.078 per gallon nationwide, a decrease of nine-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 $2.321 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $1.991 per gallon.

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