WASHINGTON — The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel increased 1.3 cents to $3.055 for the week ending July 8, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.
The increased followed six consecutive weeks of declines.
Regionally, it was a mixed bag. The largest increase was in Midwest region (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee) where the average price went up 4.4 cents a gallon to $2.968.
The largest decrease was in the Rocky Mountain states (Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado) where the price dropped 1.8 cents a gallon to $2.98.
The highest average was California at $3.953, the lowest was in the Gulf Coast states (New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama) at $2.804.
The price for the week ending July 8 was 18.8 cents a gallon less than the comparable week in 2018.
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