Diesel price rises 5.4 cents to $3.85
August 6, 2012
The national average retail diesel price rose 5.4 cents to $3.85 a gallon during the week ended Monday, Aug. 6, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. It was the fifth straight increase for diesel prices, which seem to rise and fall in streaks during 2012. The average price 4.7 cents below the same week last year.
Average retail prices rose in all regions, led by an 8.4-cent increase to $3.813 in the Rocky Mountain region. The most expensive diesel on average was $4.023 a gallon in California — the only place where the average price is above $4. The least expensive diesel on average was $3.752 a gallon in the Gulf Coast region.
Complete diesel price information is available on EIA’s Website.
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