The national average price of diesel rose 4.3 cents to $2.485 per
gallon for the week ending Jan. 9, according to the Energy Information
That’s a 55-cent increase from prices for the same week in 2005.
The increase was the first in two weeks and marks the highest
single-week increase since November. It was also the first week since early
October that every region in the country posted an increase.
The biggest increase was found in
, where prices shot up 6.3 cents
to $2.601 per gallon. The rest of the West Coast saw a 5.3-cent increase to
$2.577 per gallon.
The highest prices, however, were posted in
, at $2.676 per gallon. The Central Atlantic region wasn’t
far behind at $2.626 per gallon, while the
region lived up to its name at a “lower” price of $2.473 per gallon.
Overall, the East Coast posted an average price of $2.528 per gallon
for the week.
The lowest average – $2.421 per gallon – was found in the
region. The Midwest and the
weren’t far behind
at $2.451 and $2.453 per gallon, respectively.