to figures released by the Department of Energy’s Energy
Information Administration (EIA) Feb. 24, the national average
cost of diesel fuel per gallon this week rose to $1.709 from
last week’s average price of $1.704.
$1.709 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 $1.86; in New England, where the price is $1.888;
and in California, where the price is $1.782.
remaining regions' prices per gallon are as follows: $1.745
on the West Coast; $1.754 on the East Coast; $1.689 in the
Midwest; $1.697 in the Lower Atlantic states; $1.673 on the
Gulf Coast; and $1.668 in the Rocky Mountain Region.