U.S. diesel price tops $2.40 mark

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Diesel prices climbed back above $2.40 a gallon during the week ending June 6, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel in the U.S. is now $2.407, a 2.5 cent increase over the previous week’s price.

The most significant increase came in the Lower Atlantic region, where prices increased 4.1 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can still be found in California at $2.746 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $2.60 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel across the country is in the Gulf Coast region at $2.278 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.361 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.471
  • Central Atlantic – $2.522
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.363
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.39

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week have the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel at $2.381 per gallon nationwide, a 2.4-cent increase over last week’s numbers.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.764 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.288 per gallon.

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