Diesel price soars

Average national diesel price has risen 11.5 cents the past two weeks.Average national diesel price has risen 11.5 cents the past two weeks.

For the second consecutive week, the average weekly retail on-highway diesel price surged this week, increasing 6.6 cents to $3.066 a gallon, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

The national average price is 46.6 cents higher than the same week last year and the highest price since $3.094 the week of May 17.

All of the regions tracked by DOE recorded big increases, topped by an 8.3-cent gain in the Central Atlantic to $3.178. The East Coast gained 6.8 cents to $3.065, while the Midwest increased 6.5 cents to $3.055. The West Coast gained 7.4 cents to $3.239.

The Gulf Coast is the only region to report prices under $3 a gallon, after rising 6.2 cents to $2.982.

For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.

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