Diesel prices rise again

| Tuesday, August 12, 2003

The average national price of diesel fuel increased this week to $1.492 from the previous average of $1.453, according to figures released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The highest prices in the nation are in California, at $1.715 a gallon; and on the West Coast, where the average price is $1.648.

The dollar-fifty mark remained in the Central Atlantic region, where the price is $1.573; in New England, where the price is $1.571; and in the Rocky Mountain region, where the price increased to $1.505.

The lowest average prices are on the Gulf Coast, at $1.447; and in the Lower Atlantic region, at $1.434.

The remaining regions' prices per gallon are as follows: the Midwest, at $1.474; and on the East Coast, where the price is $1.482.