U.S. diesel price soars 14.6 cents, $2.498

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel climbed for the fifth consecutive week, soaring upward 14.6 cents to $2.498 for the week ending Monday, June 8. However, the price — which has climbed 31.3 cents in the last five weeks — is still $2.194 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, 16.2 cents, was found in the Central Atlantic, where week-over-week prices climbed to $2.619, becoming the nation’s most expensive diesel by region. The smallest increase by region, 9.9 cents, was found in the Rocky Mountains, where week-over-week prices rose to $2.442, the nation’s least expensive diesel by region.

California, which DOE tracks separately for its weekly update, saw a price increase of 17.4 cents to $2.676; however, that price is $2.316 cheaper than last year. For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.