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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Average diesel prices increase first time in a month

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up seven-tenths of a cent to $2.389 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Oct. 3. This marks the first increase after four consecutive weeks of decreases.

Diesel price averages went up in eight of 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 went up by 2.7 cents per gallon. Prices were down three-tenths of a cent in the Central Atlantic and Midwest regions, the only decreases in the nation.

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

U.S. – $2.389, up seven-tenths of a cent
East Coast – $2.398, up five-tenths of a cent
New England – $2.414, up 1.6 cents
Central Atlantic – $2.486, down three-tenths of a cent
Lower Atlantic – $2.327, up nine-tenths of a cent
Midwest – $2.356, down three-tenths of a cent
Gulf Coast – $2.250, up 2 cents
Rocky Mountain – $2.467, up two-tenths of a cent
West Coast – $2.658, up 1.8 cents
West Coast less California – $2.524, up nine-tenths of a cent
California – $2.766, up 2.7 cents