Diesel prices continue to push higher

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Diesel prices across the U.S. have now seen an increase for nine consecutive weeks dating back to the end of March.

During the most recent week ending May 21, the U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel jumped 3.8 cents to $3.277, according to the Department of Energy’s latest numbers. During this run of price increases, fuel prices have jumped a total of 26.7 cents.

Prices increased in all regions across the U.S. over the last week with the most significant increase being seen in California, where prices jumped 4.4 cents.

California is also still home to the highest average fuel prices across the country at $3.973 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California at $3.503 per gallon.

The cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $3.055 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic at $3.163 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $3.282
  • Central Atlantic – $3.42
  • Midwest – $3.218
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.348

ProMiles’ numbers during the week saw fuel prices during the week jump 9.2 cents to $3.29 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $4.016 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $3.14 per gallon.

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