on-highway diesel prices released Monday by the Energy Department
show the national average cost of diesel increased from last week
's $1.396 to $1.414 this week. The price boost marks the fifth
straight week the cost of diesel has risen.
prices nationally are in California where the cost is $1.618 per
gallon on average. The lowest average prices are in the Lower
Atlantic region. Fuel there is $1.359 per gallon.
regions' price per gallon is: East Coast, $1.395; New England,
$1.455; Central Atlantic, $1.467; Midwest, $1.399; Gulf Coast,
$1.371; Rocky Mountain, $1.458; and West Coast, $1.557, respectively.
The Department of Energy reports the average price of self-serve
each week. Prices are based on a survey of 350 diesel service
centers nationwide and include taxes.