Diesel prices up a nickel to $3.90

| 7/11/2011

The national average price for on-highway diesel increased 4.9 cents a gallon during the past week to average $3.899, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Average prices increased across the board for the week ending Monday, July 11, with the exception of the Rocky Mountain region. The Lower Atlantic region saw the largest increase for the week, as diesel climbed 6 cents to $3.872 a gallon.

The regions of California, West Coast, New England and Central Atlantic continue to average above $4 a gallon according to the EIA.

Here are the regional averages and changes as reported by the EIA:

U.S. – $3.899, up 4.9 cents
East Coast – $3.926, up 5.6 cents
New England – $4.012, up three-tenths of a cent
Central Atlantic – $4.034, up 5.6 cents
Lower Atlantic – $3.872, up 6 cents
Midwest – $3.875, up 5.7 cents
Gulf Coast – $3.856, up 5.8 cents
Rocky Mountain – $3.838, down 1.3 cents
West Coast – $4.012, up 1.9 cents
California – $4.099, up 3.4 cents

Daily tracking site ProMiles reported Monday’s diesel average at $3.885 per gallon following a gain of eight-tenths of a penny overnight. Just five states reported decreases in their averages overnight, with the rest showing slight gains.

Rhode Island had the highest tax-included average on Monday at $4.249 followed by New York at $4.186.

In oil news, trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange on Monday showed light sweet crude at $94.88 a barrel, which was down $1.32 from Friday.