Fuel prices on the rise again

| 7/5/2006

After two weeks of slight declines, diesel prices were headed upward again during the week ending Monday, July 3, according to the Energy Information Administration.

The national average for the week rose 3.1 cents to $2.898 per gallon. That’s 55 cents higher than the average for the same week in 2005.

The Midwest saw the biggest spike, jumping 6.8 cents to $2.887 per gallon.

The highest average, however, was found in California, even though prices there dipped more than 2 cents to $3.119. The rest of the West Coast also dropped slightly to $3.056 per gallon.

New England and the Central Atlantic region both saw slight drops, falling a fraction of a penny to $2.948 and $2.951 per gallon, respectively. The Lower Atlantic region, however, rose 1.8 cents to $2.834 per gallon.

The East Coast as a whole rose 1 penny to $2.874 per gallon.

The average in the Gulf Coast region jumped more than 2 cents to $2.845 per gallon, while the Rocky Mountain region saw a slight decline to $2.958 per gallon.