Average diesel price climbs again — but just barely

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After a breathtaking 34-cent increase the week before, the national average retail price of a gallon of diesel increased by less than a penny for the week ending Tuesday, Oct. 11, to a new record of $3.150. That’s $1.06 more than in the same week of 2004.

That nationwide increase, however, was thanks to increases in only two regions: the Midwest, where the price jumped 4 cents, and the Rockies, where the price jumped 6 cents. The price actually decreased in all the other regions tracked by the U.S. Department of Energy. The biggest drop, 6 cents, was in New England.

The highest average diesel price was in the Lower Atlantic region at $3.252, the lowest in New England at $2.947.

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