U.S. diesel price climbs 4.4 cents, $2.616

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel climbed for the seventh consecutive week, rising 4.4 cents to $2.616 for the week ending Monday, June 22. However, the price — which has climbed 43.1 cents in the last seven weeks — is still $2.032 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, 9.4 cents, was found in the Rocky Mountains, where week-over-week prices climbed to $2.614. The smallest increase by region, 1.9 cents, was found in the New England region, where week-over-week prices rose to $2.670.

The nation’s most expensive diesel by region, $2.730, was found in the Central Atlantic region, where prices climbed 3.4 cents. The nation’s least expensive diesel by region, $2.583, was found on the Gulf Coast, where prices climbed 4.0 cents.

California, which DOE tracks separately for its weekly update, saw a price increase of 5.5 cents to $2.789; however, that price is $2.133 cheaper than last year. For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.