The petroleum analysis released February 6, 2013 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported the national average diesel fuel price was up 10 cents to $4.02 per gallon, 17 cents higher than last year at this time.
According to the EIA, all regions of the U.S. had a price increase for the second consecutive week. Up 12 cent, the West Coast had the biggest jump making their national average diesel price per gallon $4.17. Both the Midwest and the Rocky Mountain regions had an 11 cent increase. The Midwest’s average price per gallon is $3.98 and the Rocky Mountain’s is $3.84. The Gulf Coast is 10 cents higher than last week, with an average price per gallon of $3.94. The East Coast had the smallest increase, seven cents, to $4.09 per gallon.