Diesel jumps 16 cents, sets new record

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel increased a whopping 16 cents for the week ending Monday, Aug. 15, to set a new record of $2.567. That’s a 74-cent increase from the same week of 2004.

The average diesel price increased in all regions tracked by the U.S. Department of Energy. The largest increase, 18 cents, was in the Midwest; the smallest, 9 cents, was on the West Coast.

The highest average diesel price was on the West Coast at $2.891, the lowest on the Gulf Coast at $2.481.

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