The national average price for a gallon of diesel rose five cents to $2.84, according to the Energy Information Administration.
Prices increased across all regions, but the Rocky Mountain area saw the worst of it, up 6.7 cents to $2.951. Although prices in the Rocky Mountain region were among the more expensive in the nation, California once again retained that dubious honor. That was in spite of a relatively modest 3.9-cent jump to $2.978.
Prices were the most stable in the Central Atlantic region, up “only” 3.2 cents to $2.852. The Lower Atlantic region had the cheapest diesel in the country at $2.79 after rising 5.7 cents.
For more diesel price information, go to http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/oog/info/wohdp/diesel.asp.