to figures released by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information
Administration (EIA) March 3, the national average cost of diesel
fuel per gallon this week rose to $1.753 from last week’s average
price of $1.709.
$1.753 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 $1.921; in New England, where the price is $1.954; and in California,
where the price is $1.832.
remaining regions' prices per gallon are as follows: $1.805 on the
West Coast; $1.795 on the East Coast; $1.735 in the Midwest; $1.726
in the Lower Atlantic states; $1.70 on the Gulf Coast; and $1.736
in the Rocky Mountain Region.