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Friday, March 24, 2023

Diesel price averages the fifth consecutive weekly increase

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up 4.6 cents to $2.586 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Jan. 2. This marks the fifth consecutive increase after four straight weeks of decreases and the highest prices since Aug. 17, 2015, when diesel was at $2.615.

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 Central Atlantic region, where prices at the pump went up by 8.9 cents per gallon. Prices increased by 1.9 cents in the Rocky Mountain region, the smallest increase in the nation.

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

U.S. – $2.586, up 4.6 cents
East Coast – $2.627, up 5.4 cents
New England – $2.665, up 5.4 cents
Central Atlantic – $2.776, up 8.9 cents
Lower Atlantic – $2.514, up 3.6 cents
Midwest – $2.54, up 5.1 cent
Gulf Coast – $2.451, up 3 cents
Rocky Mountain – $2.535, up 1.9 cents
West Coast – $2.847, up 4 cents
West Coast less California – $2.757, up 3 cents
California – $2.921, up 5 cents