U.S. average diesel price climbs for first time in three months

Updated Jul 12, 2012

The national average retail diesel price climbed for the first time since April 9, rising 3.5 cents to $3.683 a gallon during the week ended Monday, July 9, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. It was the first increase after 12 straight weekly declines; during that time, the price of diesel had dropped 49.9 cents a gallon. Still, this week’s price is 21.6 cents below the same week last year.

Average retail prices rose in most regions, led by a 5.8-cent increase in the Midwest, where the price climbed to $3.638. The largest decrease was 2.5 cents in the Rocky Mountains. The most expensive diesel on average was $3.882 a gallon in California, while the least expensive diesel on average was $3.605 a gallon on the Gulf Coast.

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

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