Diesel prices see first increase in two months

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Diesel fuel prices in the United States are on the upswing for the first time in two months.

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose 6.6 cents during the week ending Aug. 22 to $2.37 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report. The last increase came during the week ending June 13.

The most significant increase during the week came in the Gulf Coast region, where prices rose by 7 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel remains in California at $2.723 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $2.498 per gallon.

Despite the 7-cent increase in the region, the cheapest fuel can still be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.249 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.294 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.391
  • Central Atlantic – $2.457
  • Midwest – $2.342
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.435

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week have the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel at $2.332 nationwide, a 6.6-cent increase from the previous week.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.674 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.234 per gallon.

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