Diesel Up 11.5¢ to $5.339 a Gallon

Truck at fuel station
A truck takes on fuel at a service station in Tennessee. Nationwide, diesel on average costs $1.668 more than it did at this time a year ago. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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The national average price of diesel climbed 11.5 cents to $5.339 a gallon, marking the second straight double-digit increase after five straight weeks of declines, according to Energy Information Administration data released Oct 17.


• The average price of diesel has gained 50.3 cents a gallon the past two weeks after settling at $4.836 on Oct. 3.

• Diesel now costs on average $1.668 more than it did at this time in 2021.

• The average price of trucking’s main fuel rose in all 10 regions in EIA’s survey, ranging from 44.6 cents in New England to just one cent in California.

• Diesel in California costs 50.2 cents more for a gallon than in the next-most-expensive region (West Coast).

• Gasoline went the opposition direction and shed 4.1 cents a gallon to $3.871, which is 54.9 cents more than it cost a year ago. 

U.S. On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices

EIA regional fuel chart


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