Price of diesel fuel reaches
highest level so far in 2009
Aug 19, 2009 12:24 PM
The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel nationwide has climbed 2.7 cents to $2.652, its highest price this year, according to US Department of Energy information.
This increase marks the fourth straight week dieselís price has risen. However, this jump falls short of the previous weekís 7.5-cent advance. Dieselís per-gallon price registered a record high of $4.764 in mid-July 2008.
The least expensive region for diesel fuel is the Gulf Coast at $2.607, and the most costly is California at $2.872.
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