U.S. diesel price climbs 4.3 cents, $2.274

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel climbed for the third consecutive week, moving up 4.3 cents to $2.274. However, the price — which has climbed 8.9 cents in the last three weeks — is still $2.449 less than the same week last year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, which delayed its weekly report one day because of Memorial Day.

All regions tracked by DOE saw price increases. The largest increase by region, 5.9 cents, was found in the Midwest, where week-over-week prices climbed to $2.229, still the nation’s least expensive diesel by region. The smallest increase by region, 0.8 cent, was found in New England, where week-over-week prices rose to $2.409. The nation’s most expensive diesel by region, $2.410, was found in the Central Atlantic, where week-over-week prices climbed 1.4 cents.

California, which DOE tracks separately for its weekly update, saw a price increase of 5.3 cents to $2.407; however, that price is $2.620 cheaper than last year. For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.