Diesel prices climb for fourth straight week


Diesel fuel prices for the week ending Monday, Feb. 26, increased for the fourth straight week, the U.S. Department of Energy reported. The U.S. average climbed by 6 cents, topping out at $2.551, an 8-cent increase over the same week one year ago.

Every region saw a price increase; the largest price hikes were in the Midwest and Gulf Coast regions, with both seeing a nearly 8-cent surge; the West Coast experienced the smallest increase, less than a penny.

The highest diesel prices were in the West Coast and New England regions; the West Coast averaged $2.79 and the New England region averaged $2.65. The nation’s lowest prices were in the Lower Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions, recording averages of $2.483 and $2.497, respectively.

Truckers in California, which DOE tracks separately, continue to pay the nation’s highest prices for diesel, shelling out an average of $2.911 per gallon.

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