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Friday, May 14, 2021

Average diesel prices continue upward movement

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up 3.9 cents to $2.409 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Aug. 29. This marks the second consecutive increase after nine weeks of declining or stagnant prices. The latest increase brings the national average to its highest since July 11 when diesel was $2.414.

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 West Coast less California region, where prices at the pump rose by 5.7 cents per gallon. Prices were up 1.8 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. – $2.409, up 3.9 cents
East Coast – $2.410, up 4.3 cents
New England – $2.423, up 3.2 cents
Central Atlantic – $2.496, up 3.9 cents
Lower Atlantic – $2.341, up 4.7 cents
Midwest – $2.391, up 4.9 cents
Gulf Coast – $2.269, up 2.0 cents
Rocky Mountain – $2.476, up 4.1 cents
West Coast – $2.658, up 3.5 cents
West Coast less California – $2.555, up 5.7 cents
California – $2.741, up 1.8 cents