The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel increased 2 cents from last week to $2.119 per gallon for the week ending Monday, March 21. This marks the fifth consecutive weekly increase after decreases that started back in November.
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 Rocky Mountain region, where prices at the pump rose by 5.7 cents per gallon. Prices were up one-tenth of a cent in the Gulf Coast region, the smallest increase in the nation.
Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:
U.S. – $2.119, up 2 cents
East Coast – $2.172, up 1.9 cents
New England – $2.228, up 2.4 cents
Central Atlantic – $2.28, up 3.1 cents
Lower Atlantic – $2.079, up nine-tenths of a cent
Midwest – $2.09, up 2.5 cents
Gulf Coast – $1.991, up one-tenth of a cent
Rocky Mountain – $2.056, up 5.7 cents
West Coast – $2.311, up 2.6 cent
West Coast less California – $2.179, up 2.6 cents
California – $2.418, up 2.8 cents