Diesel rises 4.4 cents to $3.976

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The slight pause in the diesel price surge two weeks ago was short-lived as the national average price for on-highway diesel increased for the second consecutive week, this time rising 4.4 cents to $3.976 a gallon during the week ended Monday, April 4, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. The price of diesel is now 96.1 cents above the same week a year ago and more than a dollar higher than the level in late September when the current surge began.

Prices increased in all regions, led by California and the other West Coast states. The smallest increase was 1.4 cent in New England. California diesel was most expensive at $4.323 a gallon, while the Gulf Coast region had the least expensive diesel at $3.905.

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