A new record for the national average price for a gallon of diesel in the U.S. was set last week on a 6-cent jump to $2.408, according to the Energy Information Administration.
Prices rose dramatically in all regions, but especially in the Rocky Mountains as prices soared 8 cents to $2.408. California, which was the most expensive region in which to fill up, actually had some relief in the sense that prices held the steadiest there. In California prices rose “only” 3.5 cents to $2.589. The cheapest diesel could be found in the Gulf Coast at $2.355, despite a 6.5-cent increase there.
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