Fuel average spikes 13.1 cents to average $2.221 per gallon

| 3/30/2009

In the past two weeks, the national average price for fuel has shot up by more than 20 cents per gallon at the pump after truckers experienced more than two months of steady price declines.

On Monday, March 30, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is reporting the national average price for fuel is $2.221 per gallon, an increase of 13.1 cents from a week ago.

All nine regions are reporting increases at the pump. While the New England region reported the lowest weekly increase of 2.1 cents per gallon, the region still has the highest reported price for fuel at $2.424 per gallon.

The lowest average price for fuel is being reported in the Rocky Mountain region at $2.145, even though the price jumped nearly 11 cents from a week ago.

The California region had the highest weekly increase of 16.8 cents for fuel to average $2.297 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: $2.288
  • New England: $2.424
  • Central Atlantic: $2.402
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.222
  • Midwest: $2.180
  • Gulf Coast: $2.204
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.145
  • West Coast: $2.285
  • California: $2.297