Diesel ticks up half a cent


Diesel Prices1The national average retail diesel price climbed for the 10th consecutive week, climbing 0.5 cent to $4.132 a gallon during the week ended Monday, Sept. 10, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.

During 12 straight weekly declines from April 16 through July 2, the price of diesel had dropped 49.9 cents a gallon; since that time, the price has climbed 48.4 cents. Three weeks ago, the price surpassed the $4 mark for the first time since May 14. This week’s price is 27 cents above the same week last year.

Average retail prices in regions tracked by DOE saw a mix of increases and declines. The largest increase was 2.5 cents in the Rocky Mountains to $4.242, while the largest decline was 1.6 cents to $4.477 a gallon in California, which nonetheless remained the nation’s most expensive diesel by region. The least expensive diesel by region on average was $4.021 a gallon on the Gulf Coast, where prices fell 0.5 cent.

Complete diesel price information is available on EIA’s Website.