All arrows point up in the most recent diesel fuel price report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which showed the average price for a gallon of diesel last week at $2.904.
That’s up an average of 2.6 cents per gallon nationwide, but remains $1.03 less than the price a year ago last month, the EIA reported on Monday. All regions of the nation recorded increases, ranging from a barely noticeable .02 cents per gallon in the New England states to 4.3 cents per gallon in the Midwest states.
Not surprisingly, truck drivers in California paid the most for diesel last week, with truck stops charging an average $3.268 per gallon. The lowest average price for the week was $$2.791 in the Midwest, followed closely by $2.793 in the Gulf Coast states.
Shown below are diesel prices by region for the week ending Monday, May 18:
East Coast: $2.997 last week, $3.007 this week
New England: $3.091 last week, $3.093 this week
Central Atlantic: $3.151 last week, $3.158 this week
Lower Atlantic: $2.860 last week, $2.875 this week
Midwest: $2.748 last week, $2.791 this week
Gulf Coast: $2.771 last week, $2.793 this week
Rocky Mountains: $2.772 last week, $2.813 this week
California: $3.250 last week, $3.268 this week.