Fuel prices up another 2.6 cents this week

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Diesel prices have jumped up to their highest point since mid-December after the latest week to week increase in the week ending May 16, according to numbers from the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The price of a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.297, a 2.6-cent jump from last week’s prices.

The largest jump came in the West Coast less California region, where prices increased 5.7 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.615 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $2.425 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.157 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.248 per gallon.

Prices in other regions, according to the Department of Energy, are:

  • New England – $2.348
  • Central Atlantic – $2.41
  • Midwest – $2.271
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.324

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week have the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel at $2.272 per gallon nationwide, a 2.6-cent increase over last week’s numbers.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.628 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.179 per gallon.

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