National On-Highway Diesel Prices Spike Again
Washington D.C. – The national average price for on-highway diesel rose again last week for the sixth time in the last seven weeks.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) latest weekly report, the national average price for diesel for the week ending October 18, jumped another 8.5 cents to $3.671 per gallon.
It continues an upward trend as the national average has risen $1.283 per gallon from this time last year and almost $1 per gallon since President Biden took office.
The cost of diesel is now higher than at any time since December 15, 2014, when prices averaged $3.419 per gallon nationwide.
The West Coast region continues to see the highest prices with an average of $4.226.
The average in California checked in last week at a whopping $4.530.
Regular gasoline consumers are also feeling the pain at the pump.
The national average now sits at $3.267 per gallon, which is up $1.100 per gallon from this time last year.