Diesel jumps 1.8 cents after five-week decline

| 10/14/2009

After a five-week drop, the national average price for diesel increased 1.8 cents per gallon to $2.60 this past week.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s report on Tuesday, Oct. 13, the national average price is still down $1.059 per gallon from a year ago when diesel was averaging around $3.659 per gallon.

Eight of the nine regions are reporting increases at the pumps while the California region – which still has the highest price for fuel – is reporting a one-tenth-of-a-cent drop from a week ago to average $2.791 per gallon.

The Gulf Coast region is again reporting the lowest price of all the regions for fuel at $2.532 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: $2.612
  • New England: $2.690
  • Central Atlantic: $2.720
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.556
  • Midwest: $2.586
  • Gulf Coast: $2.532
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.648
  • West Coast: $2.740
  • California: $2.791