to figures released by the Department of Energy’s Energy
Information Administration (EIA) Feb. 17, the national average
cost of diesel fuel per gallon this week rose to $1.704 from
last week's average of $1.662.
$1.704 is the highest cost of diesel per gallon ever recorded
by the EIA. The previous high was $1.67, recorded in October
highest rates are in the Central Atlantic states, where the
price is $1.851; in New England, where the price is $1.885;
and in California, where the price is $1.783.
remaining regions' prices per gallon are as follows: $1.742
on the West Coast; $1.756 on the East Coast; $1.681 in the
Midwest; $1.704 in the Lower Atlantic states; $1.67 on the
Gulf Coast; and $1.638 in the Rocky Mountain Region.
For a state-by-state rundown of this year's fuel trends and
states that have a fuel surcharge, visit www.OOIDA.com. Click
on the "Fuel Prices" link in the blue box at left.