Diesel increases slightly after four weeks of falling prices
The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel went up seven-tenths of a cent to $2.472 per gallon for the week ending Monday, July 3. This marks the first increase after a month of decreases.
Diesel price averages went down in nine of 10 regions in the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration. The largest average increase was in the Midwest region, where prices at the pump went up by 1.7 cents per gallon. Prices decreased by seven-tenths of a cent in the Rocky Mountain region, the only decrease in the nation.
Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:
• U.S. – $2.472, up seven-tenths of a cent
• East Coast – $2.522, up six-tenths of a cent
• New England – $2.578, up one-tenth of a cent
• Central Atlantic – $2.671, up one-tenth of a cent
• Lower Atlantic – $2.407, up 1.1 cents
• Midwest – $2.403, up 1.7 cents
• Gulf Coast – $2.307, up two-tenths of a cent
• Rocky Mountain – $2.585, down seven-tenths of a cent
• West Coast – $2.759, up two-tenths of a cent
• West Coast less California – $2.628, up two-tenths of a cent
• California – $2.866, up three-tenths of a cent