U.S. diesel prices rose in the week ending May 13, ending a 10-week decline during which the average price had fallen 7.5 percent, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The average price is currently at $3.866 per gallon, inching up 0.5 percent or 2 cents from the previous week. This week’s price is 3.4 percent below the same week in 2012 and is 1.3 percent or 5 cents below where it stood at the beginning of 2013.
All U.S. regions, with the exception of the Central Atlantic, saw increases in diesel prices this week. The West Coast saw the highest rises, with the overall region seeing a 4.6 cent jump and the West Coast less California experiencing a 5.3 cent jump. The Central Atlantic region edged down 0.1 cent. Despite these increases, the California region remains the only region currently above the $4 mark.