The cost of diesel fuel is 57.4 cents per gallon higher than it was one year ago. The United States average is now $3.157 per gallon. California is the highest area in the country @ $3.83. The lowest is in the Gulf Coast region @ $2.94 a gallon. The Energy Information Administration sites many factors for the increase. OPEC is committed to reducing oil production until the end of 2018. Tensions between the United States and Iran are another factor. The EIA predicts that the price will climb from now through September. Carrier operations will be effected as this rising expense joins driver compensation as the factor to determine delivery cost.


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The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel in the United States increased over 6 cents the week of April 16, 2018. The price jumped to $3.104 a gallon making it the largest single increase of the year. This price is up over 50 cents a gallon more than this time last year, when it was $2.597. Because of this volatile market, some carriers are operating trucks that run on compressed natural gas.source:transport topics


The U. S on-highway diesel fuel price for the week of April 22, 2018 averaged $3.133 per gallon. It has been on the rise for the past month. The most expensive region in America is on the West Coast. The price per gallon ranges from $3.616 to nearly $4.00 at $3.815. The only region in the country less than $3.00 per gallon is the Gulf Coast at $2.936. Source: www.eia.goc/ diesel


Weekly Diesel Fuel Prices

The United States on highway diesel fuel for the week March 25, 2018, averaged $3.010 per gallon. This price is up slightly in every region of the country. The previous week’s average was $2.972 per gallon. The range from highest to lowest was California at $3.669 as compared to the Gulf Coast region at $2.823.


Diesel Fuel Prices

U. S. on-highway diesel fuel price for the week of 01/22/18 averaged $3.025 per gallon. The price went down slightly in seven regions across the country. It went up a few tenths in the five remaining  regions in the United States. California is the highest at $3.643 per gallon. The Gulf Coast Region remains the lowest  at $2.815.


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Deep Freeze Felt At Diesel Pump

Bitter cold temperatures across the United States has increased the demand for heating oil and low-sulfur diesel fuel. The price of diesel fuel increased by 7 cents due to this demand. The average retail  price nationwide as of January 10, 2018 is at $2.973 per gallon. This is the highest increase since  January, 2015. The highest price per gallon is in the California region at $3.590. The lowest is in the Gulf Coast region at $2.774 per gallon. It is recommended that because of the frigid temps, drivers should keep their fuel tanks full overnight to prevent clogging and freezing.


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Diesel Fuel Prices

The United States on-highway diesel fuel price for the week of 1/8/18 averaged $2.996 per gallon. The price climbed to over $3.00 per gallon in 5 regions throughout the country. California, as expected, is the most expensive at $3.638. The Gulf Coast Region remained the lowest at nearly one dollar less…$2.785.

Diesel Prices

The price of diesel fuel across the nation rose on average three cents on 12/4/2017. The retail price climbed to $2.915 a gallon. It is the highest price of diesel since March of 2015. The price is 47.2 cents more than it was at this time last year. California is again the highest region in the country at $3.585 a gallon. The lowest is in the Gulf Coast region where the price is $2.713.


Diesel Highest In Two Years

The average retail price of a gallon of diesel fuel in the United States rose 2.2 cents to $2.915. It is the highest price since July 6, 2015. Speculation is that production cuts will continue into 2018 after a meeting of OPEC countries this month. California ranks the highest at $3.610. In contrast, the Gulf Coast Region is again the most economical at $2.697 per gallon. With these higher prices, fleets are looking at alternatives to reduce their costs. Some reefer fleets  have turned to battery-powered refrigeration units with solar panels. With no end in sight, everyone will have to be creative to solve this problem.

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