WASHINGTON — The weekly retail on-highway diesel prices rose for the fourth consecutive week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Today’s average was up $0.020 per gallon, to $2.924 a gallon, which was up $0.907 from one year ago.
Every region and California showed an increase in cost per gallon.
California’s price was higher than all the regional averages at $3.065 per gallon. This price was up $1.016 from the same week one year ago.
The costliest diesel by region was in the Central Atlantic region where the average price of a gallon of diesel was $3.055.
The regions with the lowest price for diesel were the Lower Atlantic and the Midwest where the average price at both was $2.895 per gallon. The Gulf Coast followed closely at $2.897 per gallon.
A three week comparison of prices may be found here.
Barb Kampbell of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at email@example.com.