National fuel average drops slightly to $2.268

| 1/26/2009

For the second straight week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is reporting a slight drop in the national average price for diesel.

The EIA report stated on Monday, Jan. 26, that fuel prices had dipped 2.8 cents per gallon to average $2.268 per gallon nationwide.

This is still down nearly $1 per gallon from the same week in 2008. All nine regions are reporting decreases in diesel averages this past week. This past week, the Rocky Mountain region was the only one to show any increase – up 1.4 cents per gallon.

The lowest average price for fuel is being reported in the Gulf Coast region again this week at $2.204, while New England still has the highest average price for diesel at $2.595 per gallon.

Below are the regional prices for ultra-low sulfur diesel reported by the Department of Energy. To see a map of the states in each of the listed regions, click here.

  • East Coast: $2.358
  • New England: $2.595
  • Central Atlantic: $2.498
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.268
  • Midwest: $2.245
  • Gulf Coast: $2.204
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.243
  • West Coast: $2.325
  • California: $2.296