Diesel prices surge to highest national average since 2014

January 26, 2022

A 5.5-cent gain during the most recent week ending Jan. 24 has the national average for diesel prices at its highest since September 2014, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The U.S.’ average for a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $3.78, surpassing the 2021 high of $3.734 set during the week ending Nov. 15. The last time the national average for diesel was higher was the week ending Sept. 15, 2014, when prices stood at $3.801 per gallon.