The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up 1.1 cents to $2.597 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Jan. 9. This marks the sixth 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 nine of 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 3.7 cents per gallon. Prices decreased by three-tenths of a cent in the Gulf Coast region, the only decrease in the nation.
Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:
U.S. – $2.587, up 1.1 cents
East Coast – $2.648, up 2.1 cents
New England – $2.677, up 1.2 cents
Central Atlantic – $2.813, up 3.7 cents
Lower Atlantic – $2.526, up 1.2 cents
Midwest – $2.547, up seven-tenths of a cent
Gulf Coast – $2.448, down three-tenths of a cent
Rocky Mountain – $2.541, up six-tenths of a cent
West Coast – $2.873, up 2.6 cents
West Coast less California – $2.774, up 1.7 cents
California – $2.953, up 3.2 cents