Fuel prices see slight drop in most recent week

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After two straight weeks of diesel prices rising considerably, prices leveled out somewhat during the week ending Oct. 24 with prices falling by three-tenths of a cent.

The U.S.’ average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.478, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

Prices increased in some regions and dropped in others. The most significant increase came in the West Coast less California region, where prices rose by 1 cent. The most significant decrease came in the Lower Atlantic region, where prices fell 1.1 cent.

The most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.828 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $2.645 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.353 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic at $2.378.

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

  • New England – $2.485
  • Central Atlantic – $2.581
  • Midwest – $2.451
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.55

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week show diesel prices dropping a half cent to $2.444 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.825 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.356 per gallon.

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