figures released by the Energy Department Jan. 6, the national average
cost of diesel fuel this week rose to $1.501 from $1.491 per gallon
average was seen in the following regions: The East Coast, where prices
are $1.517; in New England, $1.565; in the Central Atlantic, $1.591;
on the West Coast, $1.546; and in California, where the price is $1.586.
The lowest prices
nationally were in the Gulf Coast region at $1.473 per gallon; and
in the Rocky Mountain region, where prices are $1.460.
regions' prices per gallon are as follows: the Lower Atlantic, $1.481;
and the Midwest, where prices average out at $1.495.
of Energy reports the average price of self-serve fuel each week.
Prices are based on a survey of 350 diesel service centers nationwide
and include taxes.