Diesel prices drop for fifth straight week to $2.772

| 12/7/2009

The U.S. Energy Information Administration is reporting that the average price for diesel fuel has dropped three-tenths of a cent from a week ago to average $2.772 per gallon.

This marks the fifth straight week that diesel prices have dropped slightly around the country, according to the EIA’s weekly report on Monday, Dec. 7.

A year ago this week, diesel was selling for around $3.029 per gallon.

Five of the nine regions in the country are reporting slight decreases at the pump again this week. The Gulf Coast is reporting the lowest fuel prices of all the regional averages at $2.727 per gallon, despite a slight increase of two-tenths of a cent from a week ago.

The California region is again reporting the highest diesel prices at $2.942, even though prices there have dropped six-tenths of a cent this past week.

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: $2.796
  • New England: $2.874
  • Central Atlantic: $2.895
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.744
  • Midwest: $2.750
  • Gulf Coast: $2.727
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.805
  • West Coast: $2.885
  • California: $2.942