Diesel prices fall fifth consecutive week

| 9/30/2003

The average national price of diesel fuel decreased this week to $1.429 from the previous average of $1.444, according to figures released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The highest prices in the nation are in California, at $1.599 a gallon; and on the West Coast, where the average price is $1.558.

Other average prices: the Central Atlantic region, where the price is $1.541; in the Rocky Mountain region, where the price is $1.480; and in New England, where the price is $1.555.

The lowest average prices are on the Gulf Coast, at $1.368; and in the Lower Atlantic region, at $1.374.

The remaining regions' prices per gallon are as follows: the Midwest, at $1.411; and the East Coast, where the price is $1.432.