Diesel prices rise a bit

| Tuesday, August 19, 2003

The average national price of diesel fuel increased this week to $1.498 from the previous average of $1.492, according to figures released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The highest prices in the nation are in California, at $1.741 a gallon; and on the West Coast, where the average price is $1.690.

The dollar-fifty mark remained in the Central Atlantic region, where the price is $1.574; in New England, where the price is $1.582; and in the Rocky Mountain region, where the price increased to $1.522.

The lowest average prices are on the Gulf Coast, at $1.448; and in the Lower Atlantic region, at $1.436.

The remaining regions' prices per gallon are as follows: the Midwest, at $1.474; and on the East Coast, where the price is $1.484.

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