Prices for diesel rise for the fourth consecutive week

 

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up 1.6 cents to $2.507 per gallon for the week ending Monday, July 24. This marks the fourth consecutive increase after a month of decreases.

Diesel price averages went up in all 10 regions in the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration. The largest average increase was in the West Coast less California region, where prices at the pump went up by 2.2 cents per gallon. Prices increased by one-tenth of a cent in the New England region, the smallest increase in the nation.

Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:
• U.S. – $2.507, up 1.6 cents
• East Coast – $2.546, up 1.4 cents
• New England – $2.574, up one-tenth of a cent
• Central Atlantic – $2.685, up seven-tenths of a cent
• Lower Atlantic – $2.441, up 2.1 cents
• Midwest – $2.452, up 1.4 cents
• Gulf Coast – $2.342, up 1.8 cents
• Rocky Mountain – $2.598, up 1.1 cents
• West Coast – $2.788, up 1.7 cents
• West Coast less California – $2.678, up 2.2 cents
• California – $2.877, up 1.2 cents