U.S. diesel prices climbed in the week of Sept. 2, growing at an accelerated pace compared to increases in the past two weeks, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The national average price is $3.981, up 6.8 cents from last week. During the past three weeks, prices have increased by a total of 8.5 cents. Prices are at their highest level since early April 2013 and up 1.6 percent or 6 cents from January. However, prices remain down 3.5 percent year-over-year.
Prices rose in all U.S. regions by more than 4 cents, aside from the Rocky Mountain region, which edged up 1 cent during the week. The sharpest jump was in the Midwest, where prices soared by 8.3 cents to $3.967 per gallon. The Central Atlantic region saw the second-biggest climb, as the average price in the region rose 7.5 cents to $4.055 per gallon. The average prices in the Lower Atlantic, Midwest, Gulf Coast, and Rocky Mountain regions remain under the $4 per gallon mark.