Diesel prices up a bit

| 1/6/2004

The average U.S. retail price of diesel fuel increased to $1.503 from the previous average of $1.502, the Department of Energy reported.

The highest average prices are in California, at $1.674 a gallon; and in New England, where the price is $1.662. The lowest prices are on the Gulf Coast, at $1.458, and in the Lower Atlantic region, where the average price is also $1.458.

Other average prices: the Central Atlantic region, where the price is $1.630; the West Coast, where the price is $1.628; the Rocky Mountain region, where the price is $1.527; $1.483 in the Midwest; and $1.503 on the East Coast.