National fuel average increases slightly after two-week spike

| 4/6/2009

After two weeks of spiking fuel prices, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is reporting a slight seven-tenths of a cent increase nationwide at the pump this past week.

This puts the national average price at $2.228 per gallon, according to the EIA’s report on Monday, April 6. Fuel was selling for $2.221 per gallon a week ago.

Seven of the nine regions are reporting increases at the pump, with the Lower Atlantic region showing a decrease of 1.4 cents per gallon to average $2.208 per gallon. The East Coast is the other region reporting a slight decrease of three-tenths of a cent to average $2.285 per gallon for diesel. 

The highest weekly increase of all the regions is being reported in the Rocky Mountain region, where fuel went up 6.8 cents per gallon to average $2.213 per gallon for fuel. However, the New England region is still reporting the highest price for fuel of all the regions at $2.429 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: $2.285
  • New England: $2.429
  • Central Atlantic: $2.421
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.208
  • Midwest: $2.182
  • Gulf Coast: $2.211
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.213
  • West Coast: $2.312
  • California: $2.335