Diesel drops another 5.6 cents to average $2.130 nationwide

| 2/23/2009

The national diesel average dropped another 5.6 cents this past week to average $2.130 per gallon, with two regions of the country selling fuel for just over $2 per gallon.

This makes the sixth straight week the national average has dropped, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s report on Monday, Feb. 23. The average price for diesel is down more than $1.42 per gallon from the same week in 2008.

All nine regions are again reporting drops in diesel prices at the pump. The Gulf Coast region is reporting the lowest average price at $2.075 per gallon, followed closely by the Midwest region, which is averaging $2.076 per gallon. The New England region is again reporting the highest fuel prices of all regional averages at $2.514 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: $2.216
  • New England: $2.514
  • Central Atlantic: $2.377
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.108
  • Midwest: $2.076
  • Gulf Coast: $2.075
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.160
  • West Coast: $2.243
  • California: $2.219