After falling for eight of nine weeks before last week’s increase, the U.S. average price for a gallon of diesel climbed for the second consecutive week, this time rising 2.4 cents to $3.923 for the week ended Monday, July 18, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. The price is $1.024 higher than the same week last year.
The average price of diesel climbed in all regions tracked by DOE except for the Rocky Mountains, where prices fell 1.1 cent to $3.827, the nation’s cheapest diesel; and the West Coast, where prices fell 0.7 cent to $4.005.
Elsewhere, the largest increase was 4.0 cents in the Lower Atlantic, where prices climbed to $3.912. The nation’s most expensive diesel was in California, where prices increased 1.5 cent to $4.114.
Complete diesel price information is available on EIA’s website.