Diesel prices rise 2.1 cents to $3.534

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Diesel prices rose for the 11th straight week during the week ended Monday, Feb. 14, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. The national average price of on-highway diesel increased 2.1 cents to $3.534 a gallon — the highest level since mid-October 2008 and 77.8 cents higher than the same week last year. Since the end of September, diesel prices have surged more than 58 cents, declining in only three of 20 weeks.

Prices rose in all regions, led by the 5.2-cent increase in the Rocky Mountan region. The smallest increase was 0.4-cent in the Midwest, which replaced the Gulf Coast region as the area with the nation’s least expensive diesel. New England’s diesel prices remained the nation’s most expensive, edging out California by two-tenths of a cent.

Complete diesel price information is available on the EIA’s website.