After 10 straight weeks of declines, the national average retail price of a gallon of diesel climbed 0.1 cent to $3.959 for the week ending Monday, Sept. 29. The price had fallen 80.6 cents after hitting a record high of $4.764 on July 14. This week’s price is 91.1 cents higher than the same week last year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
The regions tracked by DOE saw a mix of price increases and declines. The largest retreat by region, 3.3 cents, was found in New England, where week-over-week prices declined to $4.077, still the nation’s most expensive diesel by region. The smallest decline by region, 0.02 cent, was found on the West Coast, where week-over-week prices fell to $3.941. Regional gains of 0.05 cent were found in the Lower Atlantic ($3.992), Midwest ($3.936) and Gulf Coast ($3.929, the nation’s least expensive by region).
California, which DOE tracks separately, saw a 1.2-cent price increase to $3.963. For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.