U.S. diesel price climbs after falling for a month

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After declining for four consecutive weeks, the U.S. average price of a gallon of diesel fuel increased 1.0 cent to $3.82 for the week ending Monday, Aug. 29, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. The price, which had fallen 13.9 cents since July 25, is 88.2 cents higher than the same week last year.

Prices in the regions tracked by DOE saw a mix of increases and declines. The biggest increase, 5.3 cents, was found on the West Coast, where prices rose to $3.908. The smallest increase, 0.5 cent, was found in the Lower Atlantic, where prices rose to $3.793.

The biggest decline, 1.7 cents, was found in New England, where prices fell to $3.977, the nation’s highest price. The smallest decline, 0.9 cent, was found on the Gulf Coast, where prices declined to $3.763, the nation’s lowest price.

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

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