Diesel drops for third straight week

| 2/2/2009

The national diesel average continues to drop by a few pennies the past three weeks – dipping another 2.2 cents to average $2.246 per gallon.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration is reporting on Monday, Feb. 2, that the price for diesel is down more than $1.03 per gallon from the same week in 2008.

All nine regions are again reporting decreases in diesel averages this past week. The lowest price is being reported in the Gulf Coast region at $2.191 per gallon for diesel. The New England region is again reporting the highest fuel prices of all the regional averages at $2.583 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: $2.341
  • New England: $2.583
  • Central Atlantic: $2.492
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.245
  • Midwest: $2.212
  • Gulf Coast: $2.191
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.229
  • West Coast: $2.309
  • California: $2.288