Diesel prices continue upward climb

| 2/28/2003

According 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.

Reportedly, $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.

The 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.

The 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.