The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel increased 3.2 cents from last week to $2.021 per gallon for the week ending Monday, March 7. This marks the third consecutive weekly increase after decreases that started back in November.
Diesel price averages went up in nine of 10 regions in the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration. The largest average increase was in the Rocky Mountain and Midwest regions, where prices at the pump rose by 4.6 cents per gallon. Prices were down seven-tenths of a cent in the New England region, the only decrease in the nation.
Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:
U.S. – $2.021, up 3.2 cents
East Coast – $2.077, up 2.3 cents
New England – $2.147, down seven-tenths of a cent
Central Atlantic – $2.188, up 1.7 cents
Lower Atlantic – $1.979, up 3.4 cents
Midwest – $1.983, up 4.6 cents
Gulf Coast – $1.907, up 3.3 cents
Rocky Mountain – $1.927, up 4.6 cents
West Coast – $2.219, up 2.8 cent
West Coast less California – $2.097, up 4.3 cents
California – $2.316, up 1.4 cents