Diesel prices continue upward creep

| 8/26/2003

The average national price of diesel fuel increased this week to $1.503 from the previous average of $1.498, according to figures released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The highest prices in the nation are in California, at $1.750 a gallon; and on the West Coast, where the average price is $1.707.

The dollar-fifty mark remained in the Central Atlantic region, where the price is $1.578; in the Rocky Mountain region, where the price is $1.551; and in New England, where the price is $1.573.

The lowest average prices are on the Gulf Coast, at $1.445; and in the Lower Atlantic region, at $1.435.

The remaining regions' prices per gallon are as follows: the Midwest, at $1.479; and the East Coast, where the price is $1.484.