The national average price is 96.7 cents higher than the same week last year.
Advances of 8 to 9 cents a gallon were common during the week of Feb. 28.
Prices have advanced for 13 consecutive weeks. The national average price is 85.5 cents higher than the same week last year.
National average retail price of diesel increased, soaring 7.5 cents to $3.513.
Prices rose moderately in all regions, led by New England’s gain of 2.4 cents to $3.633, the highest in the nation.
The national average retail price of diesel increased for an eighth straight week, rising 2.3 cents to $3.407.
Prices rose dramatically in all regions, led by an 11-cent increase in New England.
The average price is more than 45.4 cents higher than the same week last year and is at the highest level since late October 2008.
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