In spite of gasoline prices nearing $3 per gallon in many parts of the
country, the national average price for diesel remained fairly steady for the
week ending July 17, rising less than a penny to $2.926 per gallon.
Not only that, but according to the U.S. Energy Information
Administration, average prices actually went down in some areas.
California’s average fell 1.6 cents to $3.097 per
gallon. That’s the lowest average for that state since April.
The rest of the West Coast also saw a dip, falling nearly a penny to
$3.051 per gallon. The Rocky Mountain region also fell slightly to $2.960 per
The rest of the country, meanwhile, saw upswings in fuel prices.
The Central Atlantic region saw the biggest increase, jumping 2.9 cents
to $2.992 per gallon. New England wasn’t far behind, increasing 2.3 cents to
$2.970 per gallon. The Lower Atlantic posted a 1.5-cent increase to $2.864 per
The East Coast overall saw an increase of 1.9 cents to $2.906 per
The Midwest and the Gulf Coast each rose less than a penny, to $2.927
per gallon and $2.868 per gallon, respectively.