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Diesel prices rise slightly, to $3.85 national average

New England had the highest regional price at $4.088, though the state premium in California brought the average cost of a gallon of diesel there to $4.12. The Midwest had the lowest average price, $3.734.

The Trucker Staff

1/30/2012

WASHINGTON — The average price for a gallon of diesel about broke even last week, going up a little here, going down some there.

Officially, the nationwide retail on-highway price for a gallon of diesel was $3.85, up two-tenths of one cent, according to the Jan. 30 report by the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.

The New England region saw the biggest increases, up 1.1 cents, while the West Coast, saw diesel drop 0.4 cents.

New England had the highest regional price at $4.088, though the state premium in California brought the average cost of a gallon of diesel there to $4.12.

The Midwest had the lowest average price, $3.734.

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Diesel prices nationally are up 41.2 cents a gallon from a year ago.

For a complete list of the last three weeks by region, click here.

Kevin Jones of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at kevinj@thetrucker.com.

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