U.S. diesel price climbs 1.6 cents

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel climbed 1.6 cents for the week ending Monday, Oct. 1, to $3.048, up from $3.032 the previous week. On a year-over-year basis, the price was up more than 50 cents.

The average price increased in every region tracked by the U.S. Department of Energy. The biggest increase – 7.2 cents – was in the Rocky Mountain region at $3.100. The highest price was in the Central Atlantic at $3.141, and the New England region had the second-highest price at $3.117. Buyers in the Gulf Coast – which saw the smallest increase, 4/10s of a cent – paid the least for diesel at $2.975.

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