Diesel prices head higher again

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A week after diesel prices dipped after nine straight increases, the national average price of diesel rose once again, increasing 0.6 cent to $4.148 a gallon during the week ended Monday, April 9, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. Prices are, on average, 7 cents higher than the same week last year.

Prices rose in all regions except the East Coast, where prices were flat for the second straight week, and the Lower Atlantic, West Coast and California, which all saw small declines. The largest increase was 1.6 cents in New England. The largest decrease was 1.6 cents in California, which nevertheless was home to the nation’s most expensive diesel at $4.44 a gallon. The nation’s least expensive diesel on average is $4.055 a gallon in the Midwest.

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