Fuel prices see another slight drop in most recent week

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For the fourth week in a row, diesel prices nationwide remained relatively steady, with the average price falling just seven-tenths of a cent during the week ending Sept. 26, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The U.S.’ average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.382. Two regions saw slight upticks in price, while all other regions dropped during the week. The Central Atlantic region saw an increase of four-tenths of a penny, and the Lower Atlantic region saw a two-tenths of a cent increase.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.739 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $2.515 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel in the country can be found in the Gulf Coast at $2.23 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.318 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.398
  • Central Atlantic – $2.489
  • Midwest – $2.359
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.465

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week show diesel prices falling just three-tenths of a cent to $2.349 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.724 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.241 per gallon.

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