Diesel prices surge 4 cents

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel increased 4 cents for the week ending Monday, Sept. 17, to $2.964, up from $2.924 during the previous week. The price was 25.1 cents higher than the same week a year ago.

The average price increased in every region tracked by the U.S. Department of Energy. The biggest increase — more than 6 cents — was in the Central Atlantic at $3.025, which was the most expensive diesel in the nation. The New England region had the second-highest price at $3.025.

Buyers in the Gulf Coast and Lower Atlantic regions paid the least for diesel at $2.903 and $2.916, respectively.

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