Diesel climbs for ninth consecutive week, up another 3.8 cents
Fuel has topped $4 per gallon in every region. The Gulf Coast, at $4.026, once again had the lowest regional price average.
The Trucker Staff
WASHINGTON — The average price for a gallon of diesel has risen for the ninth consecutive week, hitting the highest mark since last spring.
Officially, the nationwide retail on-highway price for a gallon of diesel came in at $4.127, according to the Sept. 3 report by the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy. That’s a price last seen in the April 16 report. Up 3.8 cents from last week, diesel has risen 47.9 cents since the first week of July. The price is 25.9 cents higher than it was a year ago.
The price increased 7.1 cents per gallon on the West Coast and 6.8 cents in the Rocky Mountain region for the biggest gains.
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The West Coast also had the highest price at $4.424, although the state premium in California brought the average cost of a gallon of diesel there to $4.493.
Fuel also has topped $4 per gallon in every region. The Gulf Coast, at $4.026, once again had the lowest regional price average.
For a complete record of the last three weeks by region, click here.
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