average national retail price of diesel has increased to $1.874 from last
week’s average of $1.869 per gallon, the U.S. Energy Department announced Sept.
said fears about supply stability due to hurricane Ivan contributed to the
UK oil giant Shell said it had shut down offshore production wells in the
eastern Gulf of Mexico and was 750 evacuating workers from the eastern and
central Gulf, according to press accounts.
firm also has shut off 270,000 barrels per day of oil production, more than
three times the amount that was affected by the previous hurricanes Charley and
the highest prices in the nation continue in California, where the price currently
averages $2.131 per gallon, and in the West Coast region, where the price
stands at $2.040.
comes New England, where the price is $1.954; the Central Atlantic, where the
price is $1.938; and the Rocky Mountain states, where the price is $1.919.
Other prices: $1.829
in the Lower Atlantic states, $1.847 in the Midwest and $1.826 in the Gulf