WASHINGTON — The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel jumped 2.9 cents a gallon for the week ending April 22, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.
It’s the second consecutive week of a significant increase. For the week ending April 15, the price went up 2.5 cents a gallon.
Since price of 2.965 for the week ending January 28, the price has gone up 18.2 cents a gallon.
Every region of the country was up with a 6.1 cents a gallon increase in the Rocky Mountain states (Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado), a 5.7 cents increase in the West Coast minus California (Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Alaska), and a 4.5 cents a gallon increase in California itself.
The price for the week ending April 22 was 1.4 cents higher than the same week last year.