According to figures
released by the Energy Department Dec. 30, the national average cost
of diesel this week rose to $1.491 from $1.44 per gallon last week.
In two weeks, the national average price has risen nearly 10 cents.
The lowest price
nationally is in the Gulf Coast region. Diesel there costs $1.448
per gallon on average.
The highest average
prices are found in the Central Atlantic, where the average is $1.581;
in New England, where the price is $1.554; in California, where the
price is $1.577; and on the West Coast, where the price is $1.54.
regions' prices per gallon are as follows: East Coast, $1.506; Lower
Atlantic, $1.470; Midwest, $1.493; and the Rocky Mountain region,
where prices are an average of $1.451 per gallon.
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.