The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up four-tenths of a cent to $2.792 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Oct. 2. This marks the first increase after two consecutive 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 for the second consecutive week, where prices at the pump went up by 2.8 cents per gallon. Prices went down nine-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. – $2.792, up four-tenths of a cent
• East Coast – $2.819, up eight-tenths of a cent
• New England – $2.767, up five-tenths of a cent
• Central Atlantic – $2.934, up nine-tenths of a cent
• Lower Atlantic – $2.748, up eight-tenths of a cent
• Midwest – $2.747, up six-tenths of a cent
• Gulf Coast – $2.615, down nine-tenths of a cent
• Rocky Mountain – $2.86, up 2.8 cents
• West Coast – $3.109, up six-tenths of a cent
• West Coast less California – $3.018, up 1 cent
• California – $3.182, up two-tenths of a cent