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Diesel jumps 3.6 cents, national average approaches $3

March 3, 2015
Average retail pump price for diesel increased again this week, according to data tracked by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), with diesel in the U.S. jumping 3.6 cents to $2.936 per gallon—but that’s still $1.08 per gallon lower compared to the same week in 2014.
Average retail pump price for diesel increased again this week, according to data tracked by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), with diesel in the U.S. jumping 3.6 cents to $2.936 per gallon—but that’s still $1.08 per gallon lower compared to the same week in 2014. Diesel prices went up in every region of the country, EIA said, with the highest a 13.3 cent hike in the Central Atlantic area. That area’s average price, $3.293 per gallon, was the highest in the U.S. New England followed with an 11.8 cent hike to $3.291, while the East Coast sported the third highest jump at 7.8 cents to $3.083.  The West Coast and California rounded out the regions where diesel exceeded the $3-per-gallon-mark, with 3.2 cent jump to $3.097 per gallon and 2.1 cent hike to $3.229, respectively – though the West Coast sported a 4.5 cent hike to $2.934 per gallon with California removed from its pricing mix, according to EIA’s numbers. The lowest diesel prices remain the in Gulf Coast region, which averaged $2.796, up a tenth of a penny. 
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