U.S. diesel price climbs for third consecutive week

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Updated Jul 27, 2011

The U.S. average price for a gallon of diesel climbed for the third consecutive week, this time rising 2.6 cents to $3.949 for the week ended Monday, July 25, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. The price is $1.03 higher than the same week last year.

The average price of diesel climbed in all regions tracked by DOE. The largest increase was 3.3 cents on the West Coast, where prices climbed to $4.038. The smallest increase was 0.3 cents in New England, where prices climbed to $4.037.

The nation’s most expensive diesel was in California, where prices increased 3.1 cents to $4.145. The nation’s least expensive diesel was in the Rocky Mountains, where prices increased 2.1 cents to $3.848.

Complete diesel price information is available on EIA’s website.

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