Fuel prices jump another 9.6 cents to $2.801

| 10/27/2009

Diesel prices have shot up more than 21.9 cents in the past three weeks, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported on Monday, Oct. 26.

Fuel prices spiked another 9.6 cents this past week to put the average price for diesel at $2.801 per gallon. A year ago this same week diesel was selling $3.294 per gallon.

Diesel prices are up again in all nine regions of the country. The California region, which is reporting a 9.4-cent-per-gallon increase, is reporting the highest average price for fuel at $2.968 per gallon. Despite a 9.5-cent-per-gallon spike, the Gulf Coast region is again reporting the lowest fuel prices at $2.741 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: $2.822
  • New England: $2.843
  • Central Atlantic: $2.922
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.774
  • Midwest: $2.798
  • Gulf Coast: $2.741
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.775
  • West Coast: $2.907
  • California: $2.968