Diesel prices drop for sixth straight week to $2.748

| 12/14/2009

The U.S. Energy Information Administration is reporting that the average price for diesel fuel has dropped 2.4 cent per gallon from a week ago to average $2.748 per gallon.

This marks the sixth straight week that diesel prices have dropped slightly around the country, according to the EIA’s weekly report on Monday, Dec. 14.

A year ago this week, diesel was selling for around $3.074 per gallon.

All nine regions of the county are reporting slight decreases at the pump. The Gulf Coast region is again reporting the lowest price for fuel at $2.699 per gallon as diesel prices there dropped 2.8 cents per gallon from a week ago.

The California region is again reporting the highest diesel prices at $2.915, although the average price dropped 2.7 cents per gallon 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: $2.774
  • New England: $2.870
  • Central Atlantic: $2.868
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.723
  • Midwest: $2.727
  • Gulf Coast: $2.699
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.782
  • West Coast: $2.856
  • California: $2.915