Diesel prices rise in most regions

| Tuesday, August 06, 2002

The national U.S. average price of fuel per gallon this week is $1.304, up slightly from last week's price of $1.303. In most regions, prices held steady or increased, except in the Midwest, where the price fell to $1.288 from last week's price of $1.291 per gallon.

In California, the price this week is $1.428, compared to $1.423; and on the West Coast, the price increased to $1.387 from $1.376.

Meanwhile, the price in the Rocky Mountain region remained the same at $1.332; in the Gulf Coast states, the price is $1.272 and was $1.269; in the Lower Atlantic region, the price remained steady at $1.259; in the Central Atlantic, the price is $1.399 and was $1.398; in New England the price this week is $1.406, up from $1.396; and East Coast prices are $1.307 this week compared to $1.306 last week.

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