Diesel fuel prices Feb. 13 are up slightly, but still even
Diesel prices rose around the nation, putting an end to a four-week streak of steadily dropping costs. With a less than a cent increase, this week’s numbers at the pump stayed on trend with the relatively flat rates of early 2017.
The national average of on-highway diesel fuel prices Feb. 13 climbed to $2.565, up seven-tenths of a cent from last week, as reported in the Energy Information Administration’s Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update.
The West Coast remains the region with the most expensive diesel fuel prices, with cost per gallon ringing in at $2.869. The high average is largely due to California’s astronomical prices, where fuel can be purchased for around $2.957 a gallon.
The Central Atlantic barely held on to the second spot for most expensive area to buy fuel, just beating out West Coast less California by four-tenths of a cent at $2.765 per gallon.
West Coast less California was up .013 cents, with diesel charges coming in at $2.761 per gallon. The region continues to have the most inflated costs from this time last year. Diesel fuel prices Feb. 13 are up 71.8 cents from $2.043, as was reported on February 15th, 2016.
The Midwest had the only price drop of the week, though it was only down half of a cent. With costs averaging at $2.487 per gallon, this marks the second week that the region is seeing diesel fuel dip below $2.50 in 2017.
The cheapest diesel can be found in the Gulf Coast region, which experienced the highest price jump of the week, going up over two cents to $2.424 per gallon.
The EIA lists prices in the other regions of the nation as follows:
- New England – $2.668, up .007 cents
- East Coast – $2.626, up .008 cents
- Rocky Mountain – $2.522, up .007 cents