Diesel average price on the rise

| 6/12/2006

The average price for diesel has gone up again after a week of leveling off, according to the Energy Information Administration.

The national average rose nearly three cents to $2.918 per gallon for the week ending June 12. That’s also 64 cents higher than the average for the same week in 2005.

The Gulf Coast saw the biggest increase, jumping 4.3 cents to $2.848 per gallon. The Midwest climbed 3.7 cents to $2.874 per gallon, its highest average since October 2005.

The highest average, however, was found in California, where prices actually dropped a penny to $3.217. The rest of the West Coast also fell a penny to $3.149 per gallon.

The Rocky Mountain region remained above the $3 mark for the seventh straight week, though it fell slightly to $3.041 per gallon.

The Lower Atlantic region saw a significant increase, jumping 4.1 cents to $2.866 per gallon. The Central Atlantic rose slightly, but stayed just under the $3 mark at $2.997 per gallon. New England, meanwhile, jumped a penny to $2.979 per gallon.

The East Coast as a whole posted an average of $2.909 per gallon, up nearly 3 cents from the previous week.