Diesel prices increase for second straight week

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Updated Apr 29, 2015
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The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel increased three cents in the week ending April 27, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

The increase is the second in a row after prices jumped two cents last week. Before last week, diesel prices had dropped for five consecutive weeks.

The U.S.’ average price is now $2.811, which is $1.164 lower than the same week last year.

Prices increased in all regions this week. New England saw the least significant increase, with prices only going up eight-tenths of a cent. The West Coast less California region saw the most significant increase of 6.9 cents.

California has the country’s most expensive diesel at $3.156 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.11.

The country’s cheapest diesel is in the Gulf Coast region at $2.683 per gallon, followed by the Midwest region at $2.691 per gallon.