Diesel prices up

| Tuesday, December 23, 2003

The average U.S. retail price of diesel fuel increased to $1.504 from the previous average of  $1.486, the Department of Energy reported, marking a four-week rise.

The highest average prices are in California, at $1.681 a gallon; on the West Coast, where the price is $1.635; and in New England, where the price is $1.649. The lowest prices are on the Gulf Coast, at $1.457, and in the Lower Atlantic region, where the average price also is $1.457.

Other average prices: the Central Atlantic region, where the price is $1.621; the Rocky Mountain region, where the price is $1.527; $1.476 in the Midwest; and $1.515 on the East Coast.