U.S. diesel prices rose in the week of July 8, following six straight weeks of declines, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Prices had fallen 2 percent or 7 cents during that time.
The average price is currently at $3.828 per gallon, up 0.3 percent or 1 cent from the previous week. Overall in 2013, prices have been declining. The current price is 2.3 percent or 9 cents below where it stood at the beginning of 2013, but it is still 4 percent above the same week in 2012.
Most U.S. regions saw prices increase this week. The Lower Atlantic had the steepest climb, with the average price rising 2.6 cents to $3.757. Prices in California rose 1.1 cents to $4.026; it remains the only region above the $4-per-gallon mark. Two regions continued to see price declines this week: The average diesel price in New England fell 0.6 cents to $3.965 per gallon, and in the Rocky Mountain region it inched down 0.8 cents to $3.811. All other regions experienced moderate increases of less than 2 cents.