The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel had an increase of two-tenths of a cent from last week to $2.121 per gallon for the week ending Tuesday, March 29. This marks the sixth consecutive weekly increase after decreases that started back in November.
Diesel price averages went up in eight of 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 3.8 cents per gallon. Prices were down 1.3 cents in the Midwest region, the largest decrease in the nation.
Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:
U.S. – $2.121, up two-tenths of a cent
East Coast – $2.179, up seven-tenths of a cent
New England – $2.241, up 1.3 cents
Central Atlantic – $2.292, up 1.2 cents
Lower Atlantic – $2.081, up two-tenths of a cent
Midwest – $2.077, down 1.3 cents
Gulf Coast – $2.001, up 1 cent
Rocky Mountain – $2.094, up 3.8 cents
West Coast – $2.315, up four-tenths of a cent
West Coast less California – $2.177, down two-tenths of a cent
California – $2.425, up seven-tenths of a cent