U.S. diesel price climbs 3 cents

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel climbed three cents to $2.893 for the week ending Tuesday, Sept. 4. The price was 7.4 cents less than the same week last year.

The average price increased in nearly every region tracked by the U.S. Department of Energy, whose weekly report was delayed a day by the Labor Day holiday. The biggest increase – 4 cents – was in the Midwest region, where prices soared to $2.91. The only price decline was in the Rocky Mountain region, which saw a decrease of nearly a penny to $2.939.

The West Coast still had the nation’s most expensive diesel at $2.972 a gallon; California, which DOE tracks separately, saw even higher prices, $2.985.

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