Diesel slips for third consecutive week

| 9/16/2003

The average national price of diesel fuel decreased this week to $1.471 from the previous average of $1.488, according to figures released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The highest prices in the nation are in California, at $1.648 a gallon; and on the West Coast, where the average price is $1.604.

The dollar-fifty mark remained in the Central Atlantic region, where the price is $1.564; in the Rocky Mountain region, where the price is $1.542; and in New England, where the price is $1.568.

The lowest average prices are on the Gulf Coast, at $1.410; and in the Lower Atlantic region, at $1.407.

The remaining regions' prices per gallon are as follows: the Midwest, at $1.460; and the East Coast, where the price also is $1.461.