The national average cost of diesel increased for the week ending Dec.
12, ending a six-week drop that began in October.
According to the Energy Information Administration, the national average
price for the week was $2.436 per gallon for the week, up less than a penny
from the week before.
The Lower Atlantic region saw the biggest increase, jumping 3.9 cents
to $2.393 per gallon. The Central Atlantic region also saw a slight increase,
rising to $2.577 per gallon, while New England rose less than a penny to $2.598
The East Coast as a whole saw a 2-cent increase to $2.458 per gallon.
The Midwest saw prices rise 1 penny up to $2.409 per gallon, while the
Gulf Coast jumped more than a penny to $2.429 per gallon.
Not every area saw an increase, however.
The Rocky Mountain region actually fell 7 cents to $2.401 per gallon,
while California fell nearly 2 cents to $2.465 per gallon.
Overall, the West Coast region prices fell 3.8 cents to $2.50 per