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Friday, June 18, 2021

Diesel Prices Leap Highest in Three Years

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel had an increase of 7.8 cents from last week to $2.099 per gallon for the week ending Monday, March 14. This marks the fourth consecutive weekly increase after decreases that started back in November and the largest weekly increase since Feb. 11, 2013, when diesel went up by 8.2 cents.

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 Lower Atlantic region, where prices at the pump rose by 9.1 cents per gallon. Prices were up 5.6 cents in the West Coast less California region, the smallest increase in the nation.

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

U.S. – $2.099, up 7.8 cents
East Coast – $2.153, up 7.6 cents
New England – $2.204, up 5.7
Central Atlantic – $2.249, up 6.1 cents
Lower Atlantic – $2.07, up 9.1 cents
Midwest – $2.065, up 8.2 cents
Gulf Coast – $1.990, up 8.3 cents
Rocky Mountain – $1.999, up 7.2 cents
West Coast – $2.285, up 6.6 cent
West Coast less California – $2.153, up 5.6 cents
California – $2.390, up 7.4 cents