Average diesel price climbs again

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The long-awaited dip in the price of diesel reported April 18 proved short-lived, as the national average retail price went up 3 cents, to $2.289 a gallon, for the week ending April 25.

That’s still not as high as the record per-gallon average, $2.316, set in the April 11 report that marked the ninth straight week of price increases.

For the week ending April 25, the average price was up in six of the nine regions tracked by the U.S. Department of Energy, the exceptions being New England, the Rocky Mountains and the West Coast, where it dipped less than a penny.

On average, diesel was most expensive on the West Coast at $2.549 a gallon and least expensive in the Midwest at $2.230.

For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, visit http://www.etrucker.com/apps/promiles/fuelprices.asp.