Diesel fuel rising slightly

 

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went up a penny to $2.797 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Oct. 23. This marks the second consecutive increase after one week of decreases which was preceded by just one week of increases and the highest prices since Sept. 11, when diesel was $2.802

Diesel price averages went up in eight of 10 regions in the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration. The largest average increase was in the Rocky Mountain region for the second straight week, where prices at the pump went up by 3.1 cents per gallon. Prices went down two-tenths of a cent in the Central Atlantic region, the only decrease in the nation.

Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:
• U.S. – $2.797, up 1 cent
• East Coast – $2.797, unchanged
• New England – $2.752, up five-tenths of a cent
• Central Atlantic – $2.924, down two-tenths of a cent
• Lower Atlantic – $2.715, up one-tenth of a cent
• Midwest – $2.779, up 2.2 cents
• Gulf Coast – $2.614, up two-tenths of a cent
• Rocky Mountain – $2.917, up 3.1 cents
• West Coast – $3.098, up nine-tenths of a cent
• West Coast less California – $3.015, up 1.2 cents
• California – $3.166, up seven-tenths of a cent