The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel increased 2 cents for the week ending Monday, Jan. 23, to $2.472, or 51 cents more than in the same week of 2005.
The average diesel price increased in all regions tracked by the U.S. Department of Energy. As is common in winter, New England had the most expensive diesel in the country at $2.668 a gallon. The least expensive was in the Midwest at $2.423. The biggest increase for the week, 4 cents, was on the West Coast.
For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, go to http://www.etrucker.com/apps/promiles/fuelprices.asp.