Diesel prices climb 3.9 cents to $3.573

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Diesel prices rose for the 12th straight week during the week ended Monday, Feb. 21, adding 3.9 cents to $3.573 a gallon, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. The national average price of on-highway diesel is 74.1 cents higher than the same week last year and is at its highest level since mid-October 2008. Since the end of September, diesel prices have surged more than 62 cents, declining in only three of 21 weeks.

Prices rose in all regions, led by the 5.8-cent increase on the West Coast and the 5.7-cent increase in the Rocky Mountan region. The smallest increase was 2 cents in the New England. California replaced New England as the nation’s most expensive diesel, while the Midwest had the nation’s least expensive fuel.

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