For a 12th straight week, the national average retail price of diesel increased, rising 3.9 cents to $3.573 during the week ended Feb. 21, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. The price is the highest since Oct. 13, 2008, when it was $3.659.
Prices rose in all regions, topped by the West Coast where the price gained another 5.8 cents to $3.729. California became the most expensive place to buy diesel, increasing 5.2 cents to $3.799, 81.9 cents higher than a year ago. New England, which had been the most expensive area, climbed 2 cents to $3.769. The Rocky Mountain region advanced 5.7 cents to $3.568.
The national average price is 74.1 cents higher than the same week last year.
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