Diesel price average jumps 3.5 cents to $2.90

Average retail pump prices for diesel continued to increase this week, according to data tracked by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), jumping up 3.5 cents this week to a national average of $2.90 per gallon. 

Despite the rise, that is still $1.117 per gallon cheaper compared to the same week last year, EIA noted.

The agency said diesel prices increased in all regions of the country except for the Rocky Mountains, where prices dropped 8/10ths of a penny this week to $2.762 per gallon.

The biggest upticks in regional diesel prices also mirrored areas where diesel exceeded the $3 per gallon mark, EIA added:

  • New England: up 8.9 cents to $3.173 per gallon
  • Central Atlantic: up 7.6 cents to $3.173
  • West Coast: up 6.8 cents to $3.065. (Note: that shifts to an increase of 7.2 cents to $2.899 with California removed from the mix.)
  • California: up 6.6 cents to $3.208
  • East Coast: up 4.5 cents to $3.005

Likewise, gasoline jumped 5.8 cents to a national average of $2.332 per gallon, EIA noted, though that is $1.112 per gallon cheaper compared to the same week in 2014.

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