Diesel price up another nickel

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel increased more than a nickel for the week ending Monday, April 3 to $2.617, or 31 cents more than in the same week of 2005.

The average diesel price increased in every region tracked by the U.S. Department of Energy. The biggest increase, 5.7 cents, was in the Lower Atlantic; the smallest increase, 2.8 cents, was in the Rockies.

The West Coast had the most expensive diesel in the country at $2.753. In California, the average was even higher, $2.812. The least expensive diesel in the country was in the Midwest at $2.578, but the Gulf Coast was just behind at $2.579.

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