U.S. diesel price climbs another 3 cents

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel climbed 3.1 cents to $2.924 for the week ending Monday, Sept. 10, following last week’s 3-cent increase. The new price is 6.7 cents more than the same week last year.

The average price increased in every region tracked by the U.S. Department of Energy. The biggest increase – 5.7 cents – was in the Central Atlantic region, where prices soared to $2.991 to become the nation’s most expensive diesel by region. The smallest decrease – 1 cent – was on the West Coast, where truckers paid $2.982.

California, which DOE tracks separately, saw even higher prices than the Central Atlantic region, though not by much – $2.995. The nation’s cheapest diesel was found on the Gulf Coast, where truckers paid $2.865.

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