The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Fuel Prices Remain Flat at $2.66

April 09, 2018

Photo of gasoline station prices by Vince Taroc.
Photo of gasoline station prices by Vince Taroc.

The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded fuel remained flat at $2.66 when compared to last week, the highest price so far this year, according to AAA.

However, fuel prices are fluctuating from state to state, with increases of up to 12 cents and declines as low as 7 cents, reports AAA. Indeed, Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming saw the largest increases by 12 cents, 9 cents, and 3 cents, respectively.

The current fuel price average resulted from an 11 cent jump in the two weeks preceding last week as fuel stations were purging their winter blend gasoline.

“Gas prices are only a penny away from topping the $2.67 high of 2017,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “The price is likely to increase as spring brings warmer weather and the switchover to summer blend gasoline, but hopefully we will only see mild jumps in coming weeks.”

States with the largest yearly increases included California (up 54 cents), Hawaii (up 47 cents), Idaho (up 44 cents), Utah, (up 42 cents), and Arizona (up 40 cents). Meanwhile, states with the most expensive markets include California ($3.52), Hawaii ($3.52), Washington ($3.19), Alaska ($3.17), and Oregon ($3.10).

The average price of a gallon of diesel increased .001 cents to $3.043, which was 46.1 cents above a year ago.

Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Sponsored by

In the automotive industry, the EPA’s regulations have a significant impact on automotive design, specifically with regard to fuel economy and emissions standards.

Read more

Fuel Saving Strategies Survey

View our 2008 survey to benchmark your fleet's fuel and green strategies with other fleets.

Fuel Calculator

A managed fuel program can help you save time and money and gain control over the way you fuel your vehicles. Determine your potential savings by using our fuel calculator.
Launch Fuel Calculator 

Fuel Prices

U.S. Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Prices.

Launch Fuel Prices 

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher