WASHINGTON — Diesel prices are rolling, but not in the direction that truckers might hope.
For the fifth consecutive week, the average retail on-highway diesel price rose, this week by $0.022 per gallon, reaching $2.946 per gallon, according to the U.S. energy Information Administration.
Every region showed an increase in price for the week. Three regions topped the $3.00 mark, as did California.
The highest price diesel was in the Central Atlantic region where a gallon cost $3.079 per gallon, followed by California, where a gallon of diesel was $3.072 a gallon.
The place with the lowest price was the Gulf Coast at $2.904 per gallon, followed by the Midwest at $2.922 a gallon.
The U.S. average was $0.856 more than one year ago for the same week.
For a three week comparison of prices, go here.
Barb Kampbell of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at firstname.lastname@example.org.