The average national
retail price of diesel has increased from $1.912, per gallon to $2.012 the U.S.
Energy Department announced Sept. 27.
The highest prices
in the nation continue in California, where the price currently averages $2.236
per gallon, and in the West Coast region, where the price stands at $2.169.
Meanwhile, the $2
mark also came to New England, where the price is $2.012; the Central Atlantic,
where the price is $2.092; and the East Coast, where the price is $2.019.
Other prices: $1.981
in the Lower Atlantic states, $1.982 in the Midwest and $1.971 in the Gulf
Coast region; $1.999 in the Gulf Coast states; and $1.999 in the Rocky Mountain
pushed above $49 a barrel, approaching record levels as worries about the
stability of supplies from Iraq, Nigeria and Russia compound concerns over low
fuel stocks ahead of winter, Reuters reported.
dealers shrugged off as too little some loans of oil to refiners from U.S.
Saudi Arabia between security forces and suspected al Qaida members at the
weekend, along with continued attacks on oil infrastructure in Iraq, have
heightened concerns over the potential for a severe disruption to Middle East
Nigeria, Africa’s top oil exporter, said at the weekend they would extend an
uprising across the country's entire oil-producing southern delta, where Royal
Dutch/Shell has evacuated more than 200 staff from two oilfields due to
And there is still uncertainty over the stability of supplies from
YUKOS, Russia's top exporter, after the company's battle against bankruptcy led
to hiccups in output and deliveries last week, Reuters reported.