The average U.S. retail price for diesel increased this week while gasoline registered a decline, with regional pricing varied for both fuels across much of the country, according to data tracked by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Diesel went up 1.3 cents this week to a U.S. retail average of $2.128 per gallon, though that is 62.6 cents cheaper compared to the same week in 2015, EIA said.
Regionally, diesel prices decreased only in New England, dropping 6/10ths of a penny to $2.237 per gallon. Diesel picked up 1.1 cents in California, rising to $2.437, the highest price in the lower-48 states.
Meanwhile, diesel remained cheapest in the Gulf Coast at $1.992 per gallon, despite 9/10ths of a penny increase this week, the agency noted.
By contrast, the national average retail price for gasoline fell 1.4 cents to $2.063 per gallon, which is again cheaper compared to the same week in 2015, by some 33.9 cents per gallon, according to EIA’s numbers.