Price of on-highway gallon of diesel up 2.9 cents

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The price for the week ending April 22 was 1.4 cents higher than the same week last year. (The Trucker file photo)

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.

For a complete list of prices by region for the past three weeks, click here.

 

 

 

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