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 2000.
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.