A year ago this week, truckers were paying nearly $3.82 per gallon at the pump for fuel.
However, on Monday, March 9, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is reporting that fuel prices dipped another 4.2 cents per gallon to average $2.045 per gallon. The price is down more than $1.77 per gallon from this same week in 2008, when fuel averaged $3.819 per gallon.
This marks the eighth straight week fuel prices have dropped by a few pennies.
All nine regions are again reporting drops in diesel averages. Fuel prices in the Midwest region dropped below the $2-range to average $1.988 per gallon, while the New England region is again reporting the highest fuel prices of all regional averages at $2.434 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: $2.138
- New England: $2.434
- Central Atlantic: $2.296
- Lower Atlantic: $2.033
- Midwest: $1.988
- Gulf Coast: $2.007
- Rocky Mountain: $2.020
- West Coast: $2.126
- California: $2.075