Diesel prices climb, up almost 3 cents nationally

Diesel prices climb, up almost 3 cents nationally

After five consecutive weeks of decline, the average retail pump price for diesel rose 2.6 cents for the week ending April 20, according to data tracked by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Diesel across the U.S. came in at $2.78 per gallon—that’s about $1.19 per gallon lower compared to this time a year ago and still among the lowest prices in five years. The price has decreased 43 cents since the end of last year.

Prices increased in every region of the country except New England, which was actually down 2.7 cents to $3.049, EIA said.

The biggest gain was on the West Coast, up just more than a nickel. California reports the highest average diesel price in the country at $3.102. The Central Atlantic isn’t home to bargain diesel prices either, at $3.081—and that’s only up a tenth of a penny for the week.

The lowest diesel prices remain the in Gulf Coast region (up 3.9 cents) and the Midwest (up 2.6 cents), both of which averaged $2.659. 

 

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