All regions of the United States experienced increases in diesel fuel prices last week, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The average price of a gallon of diesel was $2.854 across the nation — which is up 4.3 cents per gallon for the period, but still $1.11 less than a year ago last week.
The cheapest diesel in the country could be found in Midwest states, where the average price was $2.715 per gallon. Not surprisingly, the highest pump prices were in California, where a gallon of diesel cost $3.227 — a 7.1-cent per gallon increase over the week before.
Shown below are diesel prices by region for the week ending Monday, May 4:
East Coast: $2.949 last week, $2.978 this week
New England: $3.057 last week, $3.066 this week
Central Atlantic: $3.110 last week, $3.133 this week
Lower Atlantic: $2.806 last week, $2.844 this week
Midwest: $2.691 last week, $2.715 this week
Gulf Coast: $2.683 last week, $2.751 this week
Rocky Mountains: $2.731 last week, $2.764 this week
California: $3.156 last week, $3.227 this week.