After dropping slightly the previous week, diesel prices were back on the rise during the week ending April 11, increasing 1.3 cents according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.
The U.S.’ average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.128, the highest diesel has been in three months.
Prices increased in all regions across the country this week except in New England, where diesel dropped by six-tenths of a cent. The largest increase came in the West Coast less California region, where prices increased 2.1 cents.
The nation’s most expensive fuel is in California at $2.437 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.301 per gallon.
The cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $1.992 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.082 per gallon.
Prices in other regions, according to the DOE, are:
- New England – $2.237
- Lower Atlantic – $2.09
- Rocky Mountain – $2.142
- West Coast less California – $2.20
ProMiles’ numbers this week have the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel at $2.095 per gallon nationwide, a 1.7-cent increase over last week’s numbers.
According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.365 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.006 per gallon.