Diesel up slightly for the week, nearly 50 cents since July
The price of diesel increased 2.5 cents per gallon in the Rocky Mountains and 2.2 cents in the Central Atlantic region for the biggest gains. Prices fell very slightly in the Gulf Coast, West Coast and South Atlantic regions.
The Trucker Staff
WASHINGTON — The average price for a gallon of diesel has risen for the 10th consecutive week, but the rate of increase has slowed to close to break-even.
Officially, the nationwide retail on-highway price for a gallon of diesel came in at $4.132, according to the Sept. 10 report by the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy. That’s a price last seen in mid-April.. The price is up almost 50 cents since July and is 25.9 cents higher than it was a year ago.
The price increased 2.5 cents per gallon in the Rocky Mountains and 2.2 cents in the Central Atlantic region for the biggest gains. Prices fell very slightly in the Gulf Coast, West Coast and South Atlantic regions.
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The West Coast still had the highest price at $4.423, although the state premium in California brought the average cost of a gallon of diesel there to $4.477.
The Gulf Coast, at $4.021, once again had the lowest regional price average.
For a complete record of the last three weeks by region, click here.
Kevin Jones of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at kevinj@thetrucker