Diesel Prices Rise

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel had an increase of six-tenths of a cent from last week to $1.989 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Feb. 29. This marks the second consecutive weekly increase after decreases that started back in November.

Diesel price averages went up in seven of 10 regions in the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration. The largest average increase was in the Rocky Mountain region, where prices at the pump rose by 2 cents per gallon. Prices were down 1.3 cents in the Central Atlantic region, the largest decrease in the nation.

Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:

U.S. – $1.989, up six-tenths of a cent
East Coast – $2.054, down five-tenths of a cent
New England – $2.154, down six-tenths of a cent
Central Atlantic – $2.171, down 1.3 cents
Lower Atlantic – $1.945, up one-tenth of a cent
Midwest – $1.937, up 1.6 cents
Gulf Coast – $1.874, up one-tenth of a cent
Rocky Mountain – $1.881, up 2 cents
West Coast – $2.191, up 1 cent