WASHINGTON — The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel fuel increased three-tenths of one cent to $3.079 for the week ending March 11, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.
Albeit small, the increase marked the fourth consecutive week prices have gone up.
The largest increase was in the Central Atlantic states with a 1.4 cents a gallon hike. Central Atlantic states include New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey.
The biggest decrease was fourth-tenths of a penny in the Lower Atlantic States ( West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida).
The average price for the week ending March 11 was 10.3 cents higher than one year ago.