U.S. diesel price climbs 1.5 cents, $2.231

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel climbed for the second consecutive week, moving up 1.5 cents to $2.231. However, the price — which has climbed 4.6 cents in the last two weeks — is still $2.266 less than the same week last year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

All regions tracked by DOE saw price increases. The largest increase by region, 2.7 cents, was found in the Lower Atlantic, where week-over-week prices climbed to $2.213. The smallest increase by region, 0.4 cent, was found in the Rocky Mountains, where week-over-week prices rose to $2.274.

The nation’s most expensive diesel by region, $2.401, was found in New England, where week-over-week prices climbed 0.6 cent. The nation’s least expensive diesel by region, $2.170, was found in the Midwest, where week-over-week prices rose 1.4 cents.

California, which DOE tracks separately for its weekly update, saw a price increase of 1.7 cents to $2.354; however, that price is $2.383 cheaper than last year. For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.