The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel increased for the first time in four weeks, climbing 3.2 cents to $2.528 for the week ending Monday, July 27. The price is still $2.075 less than the same week last year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Before this week, the price had fallen 12.0 cents since June 22.
All regions tracked by DOE saw price increases except one, the Rocky Mountains, where week-over-week prices fell 1.9 cents to $2.540.
The largest increase by region, 5.0 cents, was found on the Gulf Coast, where week-over-week prices climbed to $2.493, still the nation’s least expensive diesel by region. The smallest increase by region, 1.3 cents, was found in both New England, where week-over-week prices climbed to $2.613; and the Central Atlantic, where week-over-week prices climbed to $2.643, the nation’s most expensive diesel by region.
California, which DOE tracks separately for its weekly update, saw a price increase of 1.7 cents to $2.720; still, that price is $2.149 cheaper than last year. For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.