U.S. diesel price climbs 7.5 cents, $2.625

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel increased for the third consecutive week, climbing 7.5 cents to $2.625 for the week ending Monday, Aug. 10. The price — which has climbed 12.9 cents since July 20 — is still $1.728 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, 8.9 cents, was found in the Lower Atlantic, where week-over-week prices climbed to $2.624. The smallest increase by region, 3.6 cents, was found in the Rocky Mountains, where week-over-week prices climbed to $2.573, still the nation’s least expensive diesel by region. The nation’s most expensive diesel by region, $2.755, was found in the Central Atlantic, where prices climbed 8.4 cents.

California, which DOE tracks separately for its weekly update, saw a price increase of 7.9 cents to $2.842; still, that price is $1.765 cheaper than last year. For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.