Diesel prices have been volatile the past several weeks, as the average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up 1.1 cents to $2.787 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Oct. 9. This marks the first increase after one week of decreases, which was preceded by just one week of increases.
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 went up by 3.0 cents per gallon. Prices went down seven-tenths of a cent in the California region, the largest decrease in the nation.
Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:
• U.S. – $2.787, up 1.1 cents
• East Coast – $2.797, up four-tenths of a cent
• New England – $2.747, down four-tenths of a cent
• Central Atlantic – $2.926, up seven-tenths of a cent
• Lower Atlantic – $2.714, up two-tenths of a cent
• Midwest – $2.757, up 1.9 cents
• Gulf Coast – $2.612, up 1.3 cents
• Rocky Mountain – $2.886, up 3.0 cents
• West Coast – $3.089, up one-tenth of a cent
• West Coast less California – $3.003, up 1.0 cent
• California – $3.159, down seven-tenths of a cent