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Diesel prices skyrocket to more than $5 per gallon in some states


The soaring price of crude oil triggered in part by the Russian invasion of Ukraine is causing truckers major pain at the fuel pump.

As the United States and other global partners consider banning the import of Russian oil in response to the conflict in Ukraine, the global oil market has tightened, sending the cost of a barrel of oil over $120 as of Monday morning.

According to AAA, the average cost of a gallon of diesel is currently more than $5.00 in two states — California and Pennsylvania. AAA lists the average cost of diesel in California at $5.692.

The group says that average diesel prices have increased nationwide from $4.006 per gallon last week to $4.614 as of Monday.

Diesel fuel prices have spiked to more than $6 per gallon at several California locations, according to the Pilot Flying J website.

See AAA’s state-by-state breakdown of diesel price per gallon below.

Alaska $4.436 

Alabama $4.596 

Arkansas $4.283 

Arizona $4.557 

California 5.692 

Colorado $4.165 

Connecticut $4.787 

District of Columbia $4.610 

Delaware $4.572 

Florida $4.584 

Georgia $4.591 

Hawaii $4.941 

Iowa $4.312 

Idaho $4.462 

Illinois $4.479 

Indiana $4.650 

Kansas $4.212 

Kentucky $4.508 

Louisiana $4.416 

Massachusetts $4.730 

Maryland $4.699 

Maine $4.742 

Michigan $4.609 

Minnesota $4.343 

Missouri $4.169 

Mississippi $4.393 

Montana $4.178 

North Carolina $4.690 

North Dakota $4.193 

Nebraska $4.246 

New Hampshire $4.709 

New Jersey $4.739 

New Mexico $4.427 

Nevada $4.767 

New York $4.854 

Ohio $4.646 

Oklahoma $4.158 

Oregon $4.809 

Pennsylvania $5.000 

Rhode Island $4.744 

South Carolina $4.569 

South Dakota $4.148 

Tennessee $4.593 

Texas $4.362 

Utah $4.440 

Virginia $4.630 

Vermont $4.662 

Washington $4.747 

Wisconsin $4.359 

West Virginia $4.626 

Wyoming $4.273 

Many truck drivers on social media have reported that they’re paying more than $900 to fuel up.


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