Diesel prices continue month-long climb

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Updated Apr 24, 2018

Diesel prices continued their month-long climb during the week ending April 23, rising by another 2.9 cents, according to the latest numbers from the Department of Energy.

With the jump, the U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $3.133. This climb began during the week ending March 26 and has brought diesel prices to their highest point of the year once again.

During the last week, prices jumped in all regions across the country with the most significant increase being seen in the Rocky Mountain region, where prices increased by 4.4 cents.

The Gulf Coast region is now the only region across the U.S. with average diesel prices below $3. The region’s average price stands at $2.936 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $3.028 per gallon.

The most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.815 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region at $3.366 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $3.171
  • Central Atlantic – $3.295
  • Midwest – $3.047
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.181

ProMiles’ numbers during the week saw fuel prices during the week jump 3.3 cents to $3.079 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.839 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.93 per gallon.

Matt Cole is an associate editor for Commercial Carrier Journal and Overdrive, both partner publications of Hard Working Trucks.