U.S. diesel price sees mild 0.7-cent increase, $2.228

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After last week’s whopping 13.1-cent increase, the national average retail price of a gallon of diesel saw a much more modest climb this week, 0.7 cent, to $2.228 for the week ending Monday, April 6.

Even though it was the third consecutive week of price increases after falling 33 of the previous 35 weeks, this week’s price is $1.727 less than the same week last year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

All regions tracked by DOE saw price increases except for the Lower Atlantic region, which enjoyed a 1.3-cent dip to $2.205.

The largest increase by region, 6.7 cents, was found in the Rocky Mountains, where week-over-week prices climbed to $2.213. The smallest increase by region, 0.2 cents, was found in the Midwest, where week-over-week prices climbed to $2.178, the nation’s least expensive diesel by region. The nation’s most expensive diesel by region, $2.429, was found in New England, where week-over-week prices climbed 0.5 cents.

California, which DOE tracks separately for its weekly update, saw a price increase of 3.8 cents to $2.335; still, that price is $1.783 cheaper than last year. For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.