Diesel prices immobile across U.S.

Diesel fuel prices across the U.S. remained stagnant during the week ending April 1, falling by just two-tenths of a cent during the week, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The nation’s average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $3.078. Prices have been steady in recent weeks, holding within a one-cent range since the beginning of March.

Prices fell in most region across the country during the most recent week with the most significant decrease being seen in New England, where prices fell by 1.8 cents. The Rocky Mountain region saw the most significant increase with a 3.3-cent increase.

The Gulf Coast continues to hold the nation’s cheapest fuel at $2.872 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.984 per gallon.

The most expensive fuel can be found in California at $3.849 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.309 per gallon.

Prices in other regions, according to DOE, are:

  • New England – $3.196
  • Lower Atlantic – $2.991
  • Rocky Mountain – $3.007
  • West Coast less California – $3.153

ProMiles’ numbers during the same week saw fuel prices increase by a tenth of a cent to $2.991 per gallon.

According to ProMiles’ Fuel Surcharge Index, the most expensive diesel can be found in California at $3.728 per gallon, and the cheapest can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.871  per gallon.