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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Average diesel price increases 10th straight week

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel increased 2.4 cents from last week to $2.431 per gallon for the week ending Monday, June 13. This marks the 10th consecutive weekly increase after a short-lived one-week decrease and the highest national average since Nov. 23, 2015, when diesel prices were $2.445.

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 California region, where prices at the pump rose by 4.5 cents per gallon. Prices were up nine-tenths of a cent in the Lower Atlantic region, the smallest increase in the nation.

Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:

U.S. – $2.431, up 2.4 cents
East Coast – $2.449, up 1.3 cents
New England – $2.492, up 2.1 cents
Central Atlantic – $2.537, up 1.5 cents
Lower Atlantic – $2.372, up nine-tenths of a cent
Midwest – $2.390, up 2.9 cents
Gulf Coast – $2.307, up 2.9 cents
Rocky Mountain – $2.413, up 2.3 cents
West Coast – $2.711, up 3.0 cents
West Coast less California – $2.610, up 1.0 cent
California – $2.791, up 4.5 cents