The weekly retail on-highway diesel prices rose for the second consecutive week, this time climbing $0.065 per gallon to $2.797 a gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The U.S. average price on Jan. 4 was up $0.506 per gallon from the same week last year.
Every region and California increased this week. California was at $2.959 per gallon, which was $0.720 a gallon more than the same week last year.
The most expensive diesel besides California was the New England region at $2.935 per gallon. The least expensive was found in the Rocky Mountain region at $2.746 per gallon.
A three week comparison by region may be seen here.
Barb Kampbell of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.