Diesel continues climb, up 4 cents

Diesel continues climb, up 4 cents

For the third week in a row, the average retail pump price for diesel has climbed, according to data tracked by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Diesel across the U.S. came in at $2.854 per gallon for the week ending April 27, up 4.3 cents—but that’s still about $1.11 per gallon lower compared to this time a year ago, and still among the lowest prices in five years. The price has decreased 36 cents since the end of 2014.

Prices increased in every region of the country, led again by the West Coast region:  Diesel was up 7.1 cents in California to $3.227, and a whopping 10.6 cents in the rest of region, to $2.971.

The Central Atlantic isn’t home to bargain diesel prices either, at $3.133, up 2.3 cents.

The lowest diesel prices remain the in Midwest at $2.715 (up 2.4 cents) and in the Gulf Coast region at $2.751 (up 6.9 cents). 

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