The U.S. average pump price for diesel fuel rose $0.06 in the past week to $1.443 per gal as of April 23, according to reports by the Department of Energy and Martin Labbe Associates. The national average has increased 3% since March 26, when it was $1.399.
The most expensive diesel is being pumped on the West Coast, New England and the Central Atlantic states, where it is $1.55 per gal. The price in the Gulf Coast is $1.385, and it is the only region averaging less than $1.40.
The U.S. Energy Information Agency surveys 350 fueling stations at the start of each week, and reports the results on the same day that it polls the stations.
Martin Labbe’s Weekly Diesel Fuel Price Index is constructed from information obtained from the Dept. of Energy.