Slight rise in diesel prices

| 12/16/2003

The average U.S. retail price of diesel fuel increased to $1.486 from the previous average of $1.481, the Department of Energy reported – marking a three-week rise.

The highest average prices are in California, at $1.691 a gallon; on the West Coast, where the price is $1.639; and in New England, where the price is $1.623. The lowest prices are on the Gulf Coast at $1.437 and in the Lower Atlantic region, where the average price is $1.434.

Other average prices: the Central Atlantic region, where the price is $1.602; the Rocky Mountain region, where the price is $1.526; $1.454 in the Midwest; and $1.493 on the East Coast.