U.S. diesel prices increased 1.2 cents in the week of July 29, the fourth straight week of increases, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. During the past four weeks, prices rose 3 percent or 10 cents. Prices were up in all regions of the United States.
The national average price is currently $3.915 per gallon, still at its highest since mid-April. It edged up 0.3 percent from the previous week. The current price is 0.1 percent or less than a cent below where it stood at the beginning of 2013, and 3.1 percent above the same week in 2012.
All U.S. regions experienced price increases this week. The average price in the Rocky Mountain region saw the biggest jump, up 4.7 cents to $3.913. All other regions experienced price increases of roughly 2 cents a gallon or less; the Lower Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions saw minimal increases of 0.4 cents this week, to $3.861 and $3.845 respectively. The West Coast, California, and New England regions remain the only regions with prices above the $4-per-gallon mark.