For the sixth consecutive week, diesel prices across the U.S. have gradually increased, according to data tracked by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
The EIA said the average U.S. retail pump price for diesel was up 1 cent this week to $2.914 per gallon, which is $1.011 per gallon cheaper compared to the same week in 2014.
Diesel prices increased in every region of the country, breaking the $3 per gallon mark in six areas:
- California, up one tenth of a cent to $3.269 per gallon;
- The Central Atlantic, up 4 tenths of a cent to $3.162;
- The West Coast including California, up just over a cent to $3.174;
- New England, up 8 tenths of a cent to $3.101;
- The East Coast, up 7 tenths of a cent to $3.014;
- The West Coast without California, up 2.4 cents to $3.057.
The biggest one-week hike in diesel prices occurred in the West Coast without California, EIA said, where diesel increased over 2 cents per gallon to $3.057.
The Midwest ($2.80) and the Gulf Coast ($2.803) regions continue to show the lowest costs.