The national average
price of on-highway diesel hit a record high for the third week in a row with
the week ending July 11. The national average rose another 6.6 cents to $2.408
per gallon, according to the Energy Information Administration.
The new sky-high
record is a towering 66 cents higher than prices from the same week in 2004.
The Rocky Mountain
region, which saw the largest spike, had an increase that was larger than the
national average increase, with prices rising 8 cents. The Gulf Coast region
came in second with an increase of 6.5 cents. However, the regions tied for the
lowest regional prices at $2.28.
the highest prices, with an average of $2.522 a gallon. The rest of the West Coast
averaged $2.433 for the week.
The East Coast
region posted two of the three of the highest regional prices in the nation,
with New England averaging the highest at $2.476 a gallon, and the Central
Atlantic region coming in second at $2.461. The East Coast had an overall
average of $2.36 a gallon.
Prices in the Lower
Atlantic rose to $2.318, while the Midwest region average rose to $2.314.