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The national average price for a gallon of diesel reached a new record high this week at $5.718 a gallon, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration June 13.
EIA made survey changes to its methodology this week, so a direct comparison to previous prices is not particularly pertinent. But last week under the earlier methodology, diesel was $5.703 a gallon, and last year at this time it was $3.286 a gallon.
- Diesel is most expensive in the West Coast region at $6.423 a gallon, and especially so within California, where it is $6.887 a gallon.
- Diesel also continues to top $6 a gallon in New England ($6.122) and the Central Atlantic ($6.084).
- Even under the new methodology, diesel remains cheapest in the Gulf Coast region, where it averages $5.37 a gallon.
- There was no change to the methodology for calculating gasoline prices, and there the national average eclipsed the $5 ceiling for the first time at $5.006 a gallon following a 13-cent increase from last week’s $4.876.
U.S. On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices
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