Fuel Price Edge Up Again
The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up seven-tenths of a cent to $2.572 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Feb. 20. This marks the second consecutive increase after four straight weeks of decreases.
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 Rocky Mountain region, where prices at the pump went up by 2.6 cents per gallon. Prices decreased by a penny in the New England region, the only decrease in the nation.
Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:
U.S. – $2.572, up seven-tenths of a cent
East Coast – $2.628, up two-tenths of a cent
New England – $2.658, down 1.0 cent
Central Atlantic – $2.770, up five-tenths of a cent
Lower Atlantic – $2.521, up two-tenths of a cent
Midwest – $2.495, up eight-tenths of a cent
Gulf Coast – $2.433, up nine-tenths of a cent
Rocky Mountain – $2.548, up 2.6 cents
West Coast – $2.876, up seven-tenths of a cent
West Coast less California – $2.767, up six-tenths of a cent
California – $2.966, up nine-tenths of a cent