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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Six weeks of steady rises for diesel fuel

 

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up 5 cents to $2.581 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Aug. 7. This marks the sixth consecutive increase after a month of decreases and the highest prices since May 1, when diesel cost $2.583.

Diesel price averages went up in all 10 regions in the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration. The largest average increase was in the Rocky Mountain region, where prices at the pump went up by 5.8 cents per gallon. Prices increased by 2.3 cents in the California region, the smallest increase in the nation.

Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:
• U.S. – $2.531, up 5 cents
• East Coast – $2.613, up 4.7 cents
• New England – $2.618, up 2.8 cents
• Central Atlantic – $2.751, up 4.5 cents
• Lower Atlantic – $2.514, up 5.2 cents
• Midwest – $2.543, up 5.7 cents
• Gulf Coast – $2.41, up 5.1 cents
• Rocky Mountain – $2.673, up 5.8 cents
• West Coast – $2.848, up 3.2 cents
• West Coast less California – $2.747, up 4.3 cents
• California – $2.93, up 2.3 cents