The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel climbed for the fourth consecutive week, soaring upward 7.8 cents to $2.352 for the week ending Monday, June 1. However, the price — which has climbed 16.7 cents in the last four weeks — is still $2.355 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, 9.3 cents, was found in the Midwest, where week-over-week prices climbed to $2.322, still the nation’s least expensive diesel by region. The smallest increase by region, 2.9 cents, was found in New England, where week-over-week prices rose to $2.438. The nation’s most expensive diesel by region, $2.460, was found on the West Coast, where week-over-week prices climbed 7.6 cents.
California, which DOE tracks separately for its weekly update, saw a price increase of 9.5 cents to $2.502; however, that price is $2.525 cheaper than last year. For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.