Diesel prices jump nearly 7 cents a gallon in most recent week

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With another gain in diesel prices last week, truckers are paying at least $3 per gallon in all regions across the country for the first time in over three years.

Chris Lee, marketing director for ProMiles, says the last time the Department of Energy’s numbers showed all regions above the $3 per gallon mark was the week ending Jan. 5, 2015.

The U.S.’ national average for a gallon of diesel climbed 6.8 cents in the week ending May 14, according to the Department of Energy, pushing the country’s average of on-highway diesel to $3.239 a gallon.

Prices rose in all regions, according to the DOE, with the most significant increase coming in the Midwest region, which saw an 8.3-cent increase.

The nation’s most expensive diesel is still in California, $3.929 per gallon, followed by the West Coast less California region’s $3.482 per gallon.

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $3.012 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $3.132 per gallon.

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

  • New England – $3.251
  • Central Atlantic – $3.38
  • Midwest – $3.175
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.316

ProMiles’ numbers during the week saw fuel prices during the week jump 7.4 cents to $3.198 per gallon nationwide.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.936 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $3.052 per gallon.