Diesel prices drop slightly in most recent week

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The national average for a gallon of diesel is down a half-cent during the week ending June 20, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The slight drop in price snaps a 10-week streak of price increases. The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.426.

Prices dropped in all but three regions during the week, with increases being seen in New England and the Central Atlantic region, and no change occurring in the Rocky Mountain region, according to the DOE’s numbers. The most significant decrease came in the Lower Atlantic region, where prices dropped 1.4 cents.

The nation’s most expensive fuel can still be found in California at $2.786 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $2.606 per gallon.

The cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.296 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.358 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.494
  • Central Atlantic – $2.542
  • Midwest – $2.386
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.413

Promiles’ numbers during the same week reflect a 1.1-cent decrease in fuel prices nationwide to $2.388 per gallon.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.784 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.297 per gallon.

The biggest discrepancy between Promiles’ numbers and the DOE’s numbers comes in the West Coast less California region, where Promiles’ has diesel at $2.544 per gallon – 6.2 cents lower than DOE.

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