Diesel jumps 3.6 cents, national average approaches $3

Average retail pump price for diesel increased again this week, according to data tracked by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), with diesel in the U.S. jumping 3.6 cents to $2.936 per gallon—but that’s still $1.08 per gallon lower compared to the same week in 2014.

Diesel prices went up in every region of the country, EIA said, with the highest a 13.3 cent hike in the Central Atlantic area. That area’s average price, $3.293 per gallon, was the highest in the U.S.

New England followed with an 11.8 cent hike to $3.291, while the East Coast sported the third highest jump at 7.8 cents to $3.083. 

The West Coast and California rounded out the regions where diesel exceeded the $3-per-gallon-mark, with 3.2 cent jump to $3.097 per gallon and 2.1 cent hike to $3.229, respectively – though the West Coast sported a 4.5 cent hike to $2.934 per gallon with California removed from its pricing mix, according to EIA’s numbers.

The lowest diesel prices remain the in Gulf Coast region, which averaged $2.796, up a tenth of a penny. 

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