Diesel prices continue upward trend
Diesel fuel prices continue to creep up as 2017 draws to a close as prices increased by 1.4 cents during the week ending Nov. 27, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.
The increase brings the national average to $2.926 per gallon, the highest diesel prices have been since March 2015.
During the week, prices increased in all regions except California, which saw a two-tenths of a cent decrease. The most significant increase was seen in the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions, which saw 2.3-cent increases.
California is still home to the most expensive prices at $3.597 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California at $3.113 per gallon.
The cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.712 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.794 per gallon.
Prices in other regions, according to the DOE, are:
- New England – $2.881
- Central Atlantic – $3.074
- Midwest – $2.884
- Rocky Mountain – $3.026
ProMiles’ numbers during the week saw diesel prices increase by 1.9 cents to $2.884 per gallon nationwide.
According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.592 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.72 per gallon.