The country’s average diesel price climbed back above the $2.50 mark last week, rising 1.7 cents, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.
The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.502. Prices increased in all regions during the week except the Rocky Mountain region and California.
Prices dropped by nine-tenths of a cent in the Rocky Mountain region and by 1.4 cents in California.
The most significant increase came in the West Coast less California region, where prices increased by 5.8 cents, followed by the Lower Atlantic region, where prices increased by 2.8 cents.
The nation’s most expensive diesel can be found in California at $2.803 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $2.62 per gallon.
The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.317 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.424 per gallon.
Prices in other regions are as follows:
•New England – $2.549
•Midwest – $2.526
•Rocky Mountain – $2.488
•West Coast less California – $2.607