Average on-highway diesel prices have continued to climb,
rising 6 cents from $2.491 per gallon to $2.551 per gallon for the week ending
Monday, Feb. 26, 2007.
The on-highway diesel averages includes pricing for both
low-sulfur and ultra-low sulfur diesel - both of which are currently being sold
on the market.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration only recently
began reporting average prices individually for both low-sulfur diesel and
ultra-low sulfur diesel in addition to the traditional on-highway diesel
averages. Regional averages of ULSD are also now reported.
Low-sulfur diesel increased 6.8 cents nationally from $2.437
to $2.505. The national average price for ULSD was $2.571 - which is 6.6 cents
per gallon than its low-sulfur counterpart - was 5.6 cents more than from the
previous week's national average of $2.515.
By region for ULSD, the Midwest region saw an increase of
8.1 cents per gallon from $2.461 to $2.542.
The Gulf Coast region had the next highest increase - 7.3
cents per gallon from $2.420 to $2.493.
The Rocky Mountain region had a 5.2-cent increase from
$2.529 to $2.581 per gallon.
ULSD prices climbed a penny in California, remaining shy of
the $3 mark at $2.911.
Diesel in the West Coast region also climbed a penny to
The East Coast region reported a climb of 4.4 cents to
$2.538, while prices in the Lower Atlantic region climbed 6.1 cents from $2.433
Prices in the New England region rose 1.5 cents from $2.637
to $2.652, while the Central Atlantic region reported a 1.6-cent increase to