Fuel prices continue increase, hit highest mark since November

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Diesel prices across the United States continued to rise during the week ending May 30 with a 2.5-cent increase nationwide, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel in the U.S. is now $2.382, the highest price per gallon since November.

Prices increased in all regions during the week with the biggest jump coming in the West Coast less California region, where prices rose 6.3 cents.

The nation’s most expensive fuel can be found in California at $2.718 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California at $2.565 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel in the U.S. is in the Gulf Coast region at $2.254 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.322 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.442
  • Central Atlantic – $2.505
  • Midwest – $2.342
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.375

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week have the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel at $2.357 per gallon nationwide, a 1.8-cent increase over last week’s numbers.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.743 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.264 per gallon.

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