Fuel prices flat so far in 2017

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Diesel fuel prices dropped just 2.8 cents from the beginning of January to the week ending Feb. 6, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly reports.

The nation’s average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel on Jan. 2 was $2.586, and the average price on Feb. 6 is $2.558 per gallon, DOE reports.

During the most recent week, which saw prices fall just four-tenths of a cent, California and the West Coast less California were the only two regions in the U.S. to see price increases. The largest drop in prices during the week came in the Midwest region, where prices fell eight-tenths of a cent.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found at California at $2.944 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.763 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel is in the Gulf Coast region at $2.403 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.492 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.661
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.508
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.515
  • West Coast less California – $2.748

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week showed a decrease in diesel prices of eight-tenths of a cent to $2.505 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.89 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.412 per gallon.

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