U.S. diesel prices inched up slightly in the week of August 26, following a slight uptick in the prior week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The national average price is $3.913, rising 0.013 cents from a week ago. Prices are down nearly 1.8 cents, or 4 percent, from a year ago and are about the same from where prices were at the beginning of the year.
Prices rose across the country. The sharpest rise was in California, where prices increased by 2.2 cents to $4.156 per gallon. The Midwest saw the second biggest price hike, as the average price in the region rose 1.6 cents to $3.884 per gallon. The average prices in the Central Atlantic, Lower Atlantic, Midwest, Gulf Coast, Rocky Mountain and West Coast, excluding California, remain under the $4 per gallon mark.