Diesel prices rose only slightly last week, with the national average up 7/10 of a cent per gallon.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Monday that the national average retail price stood at $2.228 per gallon. Average prices rose only slightly in most regions of the country, with the largest jump seen in the Rocky Mountain region, up 6.7 cents per gallon to $2.213. Prices actually fell slightly in the East Coast and Lower Atlantic regions.
The lowest average price was seen in the Midwest at $2.178; the highest in the New England region at $2.429.
Meanwhile, the price of crude oil fell nearly 3 percent Monday on the New York Mercantile Exchange, but remained above the $50 mark at $51.05 per barrel.