U.S. diesel prices climbed steeply in the week of July 15, the second straight weeks of increases, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Prices rose in all regions of the United States.
The national average price is currently at $3.867 per gallon, up 1 percent or 4 cents from the previous week and reaching the level seen at the beginning of June. The current price is 1.3 percent or 5 cents below where it stood at the beginning of 2013, but it is still 4.7 percent above the same week in 2012.
All U.S. regions experienced price increases this week. The average price in the West Coast less California region rose 5.3 cents to $3.917. In New England, the average price climbed 4 cents to $4.005; that region joined California as the only two above the $4-per-gallon mark. All other regions experienced increases of roughly 2 to 5 cents.