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 2000.
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.
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
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.