According to the Dept. of Energy, the average price of a gallon of diesel is $1.443. The price at the same time last year was $1.309.
Drivers in the Central Atlantic are paying $1.590, the highest in the nation, while New England drivers are paying $1.581 and California drivers $1.522.
Gulf Coast drivers are paying the lowest average price, $1.375. It is the only region with an average price under $1.40.