After crossing the $4 mark for the first time last week, the national average retail price of a gallon of diesel soared 8.4 cents for yet another record high of $4.143 for the week ending Monday, April 21. The price, which follows last week’s increase of 10.4 cents, is $1.292 higher than the same week last year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
All regions tracked by DOE saw increases. The largest increase, 10.7 cents, was found in the New England region, where week-over-week prices climbed to $4.346. The smallest price increase, 7.2 cents, was in the Rocky Mountain region, where week-over-week prices rose to $4.111.
The nation’s most expensive diesel, $4.370, was found in the Central Atlantic region, where prices soared 10.4 cents. The nation’s least expensive diesel, $4.077, was found in the Gulf Coast region, where prices climbed 7.7 cents.