The price of diesel continued to climb in the week ending Monday, Aug.
22, jumping 2.1 cents to set another record at $2.588 per gallon, according to
the Department of Energy.
And, for the first time in a long time, the average price of gasoline
rose above that of diesel, posting an average of $2.612 per gallon.
once again saw the highest diesel prices, though the average there actually
fell slightly to $3.037 per gallon. That’s still more than 88 cents higher than
the average for the same week in 2004.
ProMiles, meanwhile, reported an average of $3.004 per gallon in
Aug. 23, while AAA reported an average of $3.132 per gallon.
The rest of the West Coast wasn’t too far behind
, posting a slight increase to
$2.897 per gallon.
The biggest increase happened in the
region, where prices jumped 6.4 cents to $2.679 per gallon.
The Midwest saw an increase of 1.6 cents to $2.54 per gallon, while the
rose more than 3 cents to $2.512
The East Coast posted an average of $2.564 per gallon. Within that
region had the
highest prices at $2.654 per gallon. New England was next at $2.642 per gallon,
region came in at
$2.519 per gallon.
Meanwhile, prices for light, sweet crude rose above $65 per barrel in
trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange on Aug. 23 before dropping back
down closer to the $64 mark. According to The
Associated Press, recent sabotage on oil pipelines in
blame for the latest surge.