U.S. diesel price up 5.5 cents

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel rose 5.5 cents to $3.094 for the week ending Monday Oct. 22, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The price was 57 cents higher than the same week a year ago.

Prices increased in all regions tracked by DOE; the West Coast region had the most expensive price at $3.323, followed by the Rocky Mountain region at $3.229. The largest increase — more than 9 cents — was in the West Coast region, while the Central Atlantic region saw an increase of more than 6 cents to $3.186.

The nation’s least expensive diesel was in the Gulf Coast region at $2.994, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $3.022.

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