Fuel drops 1.3 cents to $2.634 per gallon

| 9/14/2009

For the second straight week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is reporting that the price for fuel has dropped slightly – down 1.3 cents to average $2.634 per gallon.

Fuel prices have dropped in seven of the nine regions of the country, according to the EIA’s report on Monday, Sept. 14.

In the Rocky Mountain region, the price stayed the same as a week ago at $2.681, while the price climbed a penny in the West Coast region to average $2.801 per gallon.

The Gulf Coast region is reporting the lowest price for fuel at $2.557, down 1.9 cents from a week ago. The California region is again reporting the highest price for fuel at $2.847, despite a 1.9-cent-per-gallon drop from the previous week.

A year ago this same week, fuel was still averaging in the $4-range at $4.023 per gallon.

Below are the regional prices for ULSD reported by the Department of Energy. To see a map of the states in each of the listed regions, click here.

  • East Coast: $2.653
  • New England: $2.720
  • Central Atlantic: $2.753
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.601
  • Midwest: $2.611
  • Gulf Coast: $2.557
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.681
  • West Coast: $2.801
  • California: $2.847