Diesel flat in most recent week

 

Diesel fuel prices remained stable during the week ending Jan. 30, dropping just seven-tenths of a cent, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.562 across the U.S. Since the beginning of January, prices have fluctuated by no more than two cents each week.

The biggest change week over week occurred in the Rocky Mountain region, where prices dropped 1.6 cents.

Prices ticked up slightly in two regions – the Lower Atlantic region by three-tenths of a cent and California by four-tenths of a cent.

California also has the nation’s highest prices for diesel at $2.927 per gallon. The Central Atlantic region has the second-highest prices at $2.77 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.408 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.50 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $2.662
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.51
  • Rocky Mountain – $2.516
  • West Coast less California – $2.744

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week showed a decrease in diesel prices of eight-tenths of a cent to $2.513 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.888 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.417 per gallon.