on-highway diesel prices released by the Energy Department Sept.
30 show the national average cost of diesel increased to $1.438
from last week's average of $1.417. The price increase marks the
seventh straight week the cost of diesel has risen.
prices nationally are found in California. Diesel there costs
$1.579 per gallon on average. The lowest average prices are in
the Lower Atlantic region. Fuel there is $1.388 per gallon.
regions' price per gallon is as follows: East Coast, $1.42; New
England, $1.468; Central Atlantic, $1.487; Midwest, $1.434; Gulf
Coast, $1.403; Rocky Mountain, $1.481; and West Coast, $1.536,
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.