US Diesel Prices Rise for Second Week

US Diesel Prices Rise for Second Week

The average cost of diesel in the U.S. rose 1.4 percent, or 5.6 cents, in the week ending Oct. 15.

U.S. diesel fuel prices, May 7 to Oct. 15, 2012. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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The average cost per gallon, $4.150, is up 34.9 cents from the same period a year ago, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Prices rose across the country, with a particularly steep increase in the Midwest, where the cost of diesel rose 11.0 cents to $4.150 per gallon. The highest prices were seen on the West Coast, at $4.346 per gallon, and in particular in California, at an average of $4.437 per gallon. The average price is above the $4 mark in all regions.