Diesel fuel prices rose as much as 51 cents per gallon last week in one region of the country, while increases were formidable across the nation, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The average price of diesel fuel rose 3.1 cents per gallon at truckstops nationwide, to $2.881 per gallon — which was $1.16 less per gallon than a year ago last week.
California scored the highest price at the pump, with truck drivers in that state paying an average $3.156 per gallon. Other regions topping the three-dollar mark include New England and the Central Atlantic states. The cheapest fuel — at an average of $2.659 per gallon — is available in both the Midwest and Gulf Coast states.
Shown below are diesel prices by region for the week ending Monday, April 27:
East Coast: $2.926 last week, $2.949 this week
New England: $3.049 last week, $3.057 this week
Central Atlantic: $3.081 last week, $3.110 this week
Lower Atlantic: $2.783 last week, $2.806 this week
Midwest: $2.659 last week, $2.691 this week
Gulf Coast: $2.659 last week, $2.683 this week
Rocky Mountains: $2.713 last week, $2.731 this week
California: $3.102 last week, $3.156 this week.