Diesel prices jump 3.9 cents in most recent week

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For the second week in a row, diesel prices across the United States increased, bringing the national average back above $2.40 per gallon.

With a 3.9-cent increase during the week ending Aug. 29, the price of a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.409, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

Prices increased in all regions across the country with the most significant coming in the West Coast less California region, where prices jumped 5.7 cents.

The most expensive diesel in the U.S. is in California at $2.741 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $2.555 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.269 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.341 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.423
  • Central Atlantic – $2.496
  • Midwest – $2.391
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.476

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week have the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel at $2.373 nationwide, a 4.1-cent increase from the previous week.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.727 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.264 per gallon.

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