After seeing small declines for two consecutive weeks, the national average retail price of a gallon of diesel was unchanged for the week ending Monday, June 16. The $4.692 price is only 3.1 cents lower than the record high of $4.723 that was set May 26, and is $1.887 higher than the same week last year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The average U.S. price now has been above $4 for 10 weeks.
All regions tracked by DOE saw minor price increases or declines, or saw no change. The largest decrease, 2.2 cents, was found on the West Coast, where week-over-week prices fell to $4.852. The smallest decrease, 0.2 cent, was found on the Gulf Coast, where week-over-week prices declined to $4.656.
The largest price increase by region, 1.9 cents, was found in New England, where week-over-week prices climbed to $4.853. The smallest price increase by region, 0.3 cents, was found in the Midwest, where week-over-week prices climbed to $4.618, the nation’s least expensive diesel by region.
The nationls most expensive diesel by region, $4.874, was found in the Central Atlantic, where prices dipped 0.5 cent from last week. California, which DOE tracks separately, recorded the nation’s highest diesel price, $4.969; prices in that state fell 2.3 cents after passing the $5 mark three weeks ago.
For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.