Nationwide fuel prices down 10 cents in last month

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Since hitting the highest price of the year during the week ending May 6, diesel fuel prices across the U.S. have fallen more than 10 cents to bring the national average to $3.07 per gallon, according to numbers from the Department of Energy.

Fuel prices topped out for the year so far at $3.171 per gallon during the week ending May 6 and have fallen in all but one week since.

During the most recent week ending June 17, prices dropped by 3.5 cents. Fuel prices are also down 17 cents since the same week a year ago.

Prices fell in all regions during the most recent week with the most significant decrease being seen in California, where prices fell by 5.2 cents.

Despite the decrease, California’s average diesel prices remain above the $4 per gallon mark at $4.006 per gallon. The next-most expensive fuel can be found in the Central Atlantic region at $3.282 per gallon.

The cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.82 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.957 per gallon.

Prices in other regions, according to DOE, are:

  • New England – $3.153
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.964
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.072
  • West Coast less California – $3.238

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week saw similar results with fuel prices falling by 3.6 cents to $2.98 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.946 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.831 per gallon.

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