Diesel fuel prices in the U.S. climbed to an average $3.890 per gallon — up 2.4 cents from figures released last week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update. This week’s average is still 6.6 cents a gallon less than the EIA’s figures from a year ago this week.
Regional diesel prices rose in every area of the country except New England this week, where prices at the pump dropped from $3.995 to $3.991 per gallon. At $4.072 per gallon, California still leads the nation in most costly diesel fuel, up 3 cents from last week.
Here’s the breakdown for the week ending May 20:
- East Coast: $3.871 this week, $3.865 last week
- New England: $3.991 this week, $3.995 last week
- Central Atlantic: $3.925 this week, $3.910 last week
- Lower Atlantic: $3.809 this week, $3.807 last week
- Midwest: $3.934 this week, $3.909 last week
- Gulf Coast: $3.775 this week, $3.739 last week
- Rocky Mountains: $3.848 this week, $3.822 last week
- California: $4.072 this week, $4.042 last week