Diesel price increases for first time in eight weeks

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The average price of retail diesel fuel rose 2.2 cents, the first increase in eight weeks, to $2.435 a gallon for the week ending Monday, Feb. 5. However, that’s more than 6 cents less than truckers were paying during the same week last year.

The average price rose in nearly every region tracked by the U.S. Department of Energy with one exception: the Rockies, which saw a decrease of 3 cents. The smallest increase, just over a penny, was on the Gulf Coast, which still had the least expensive diesel in the country at $2.360. The biggest increase, just over 3 cents, was on the West Coast, which still had the most expensive diesel in the country at $2.720. Truckers in California paid $2.825, 6 cents more than last week.

For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.