According to figures released this week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average price of a gallon of diesel fuel last week was $2.914 — up a penny from the week before.
Prices were up in all regions of the country, albeit at a slower rate than in past weeks, with California showing a scant 0.1-cent per gallon increase and the Central Atlantic states reporting a 0.4-cent hike. The biggest price hike average was recorded in the Rocky Mountains where prices were up .17 cents for the week.
Shown below are diesel prices by region for the week ending Monday, May 25:
East Coast: $3.007 last week, $3.014 this week
New England: $3.093 last week, $3.101 this week
Central Atlantic: $3.158 last week, $3.162 this week
Lower Atlantic: $2.875 last week, $2.884 this week
Midwest: $2.791 last week, $2.800 this week
Gulf Coast: $2.793 last week, $2.803 this week
Rocky Mountains: $2.813 last week, $2.830 this week
California: $3.268 last week, $3.269 this week.