Diesel averages $2.229; down $1.830 from a year ago

| 4/13/2009

A year ago this week, truckers were feeling the pain at the pump and in their wallets of having to pay an average of $4.059 per gallon nationwide, with fuel numbers still on the rise.

However, on Monday, April 13, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is reporting fuel back in the $2-range, with just a one-tenth of a cent increase from last week to average $2.229 per gallon nationwide. 

Five of the nine regions are reporting decreases at the pump, with the Central Atlantic region showing the biggest decrease of 1.9 cents per gallon to average $2.402 per gallon. The Midwest region still has the lowest price of all regional averages at $2.179 per gallon.

The highest weekly increase of all the regions is being reported in the Rocky Mountain region, where fuel went up 3.6 cents per gallon to average $2.249. However, the New England region is still reporting the highest price for fuel of all the regions at $2.420 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: $2.281
  • New England: $2.420
  • Central Atlantic: $2.402
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.209
  • Midwest: $2.179
  • Gulf Coast: $2.202
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.249
  • West Coast: $2.338
  • California: $2.350