U.S. diesel price climbs 7.4 cents, $2.572

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel climbed for the sixth consecutive week, rising 7.4 cents to $2.572 for the week ending Monday, June 15. However, the price — which has climbed 38.7 cents in the last six weeks — is still $2.120 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, 8.8 cents, was found in the Lower Atlantic, where week-over-week prices climbed to $2.556. The smallest increase by region, 5.2 cents, was found on the West Coast, where week-over-week prices rose to $2.655.

The nation’s most expensive diesel by region, $2.696, was found in the Central Atlantic region, where prices climbed 7.7 cents. The nation’s least expensive diesel by region, $2.520, was found in the Rocky Mountains, where prices climbed 7.8 cents.

California, which DOE tracks separately for its weekly update, saw a price increase of 5.8 cents to $2.734; however, that price is $2.235 cheaper than last year. For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.