Fuel prices increase for third straight week

| April 25, 2016

Diesel prices have increased for the third week in a row and ninth time in 10 weeks during the week ending April 25, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel increased 3.3 cents to $2.198 during the week.

Prices increased in all regions of the United States with the most significant increase coming in the Midwest, where prices rose 4.4 cents.

The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.505 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.343 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel is in the Gulf Coast region at $2.074 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.156 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.291
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.159
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.202
  • West Coast less California – $2.282

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week have the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel at $2.167 per gallon nationwide, a 3-cent increase over last week’s numbers.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.454 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.083 per gallon.

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