Thursday, November 23, 2017

Diesel prices continue pushing upward, national average now at $2.915


Tuesday, November 14, 2017
by KLINT LOWRY The Trucker staff

Diesel prices have climbed nationally by nearly 14 cents a gallon since October 9. This past week the West Coast, particularly California, saw the steepest jump in diesel prices.  (The Trucker file photo)
Diesel prices have climbed nationally by nearly 14 cents a gallon since October 9. This past week the West Coast, particularly California, saw the steepest jump in diesel prices. (The Trucker file photo)

National average diesel prices rose for the fifth consecutive week, with all 10 of the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) reporting regions showing increases for the week ending November 13. The national average on-highway price stood at $2.915 per gallon, a 3.3-cent increase from last week’s $2.882 and a jump of 13.9 cents since October 9.

California, which already had the highest diesel prices of any region in the nation, widened that gap with the largest weekly increase, $0.069, to $3.61 a gallon. The state has also seen the largest increase over the past year, $0.773.

Throughout the entire West Coast region, diesel had risen $0.633 a gallon in the past year, and stands at $3.39.

The Midwest region had the smallest increase of the past week, $0.023, to $2.884. The Gulf Coast region continues to enjoy the lowest prices in the nation, at $2.697.

National average diesel prices are $0.472 higher than they were a year ago.

For diesel prices by EIA region, click here

(https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/).

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