figures released by the Energy Department Dec. 16, the national
average cost of diesel this week is $1.401 per gallon, down slightly
from last week, when diesel was $1.405.
price nationally is in the Gulf Coast region. Diesel there costs
$1.349 per gallon on average. The highest average prices are in
California and New England, where fuel is $1.495 per gallon; and
in the Central Atlantic, where the price is $1.493.
regions' prices per gallon are as follows: East Coast, $1.405; Lower
Atlantic, $1.359; Midwest, $1.399; Rocky Mountain, $1.427; and West
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.