Diesel prices on the rise again

| 2/27/2006

The national average price of diesel rose 1.6 cents for the week ending Feb. 27, according to the Energy Information Administration.

The national average rose to $2.471 per gallon for the week, after two weeks of falling prices.

The West Coast saw the biggest increase, jumping 2.9 cents to $2.623 per gallon. California, though, still had the highest prices, coming in at an average of $2.688 per gallon.

The lowest average was found in the Midwest, at $2.417 per gallon, though even that was 1.9-cents higher than the previous week.

The Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions each saw increases of more than a penny, rising to $2.443 and $2.509 per gallon, respectively.

The Lower Atlantic region post an increase of less than a penny, coming in at an average of $2.441 per gallon, The Central Atlantic and New England regions were significantly higher, each at $2.593 per gallon.

The East Coast as a whole, meanwhile, posted an average of $2.493 per gallon, up less than a penny from the previous week.