National fuel average jumps 7.8 cents to $2.352 per gallon

| 6/1/2009

A year ago this week, truckers were being forced to choose between food and fuel as the nationwide average skyrocketed to $4.707 per gallon.

While the U.S. Energy Information Administration is reporting fuel prices are down to nearly half as high as they were a year ago, diesel has inched up 7.8 cents to $2.352 from a week ago.

According to the EIA’s report on Monday, June 1, all nine regions are reporting increases at the pump this past week. The Gulf Coast is reporting the lowest regional price for fuel at $2.322 per gallon, which is up 8 cents from a week ago. The California region has taken the top spot away from New England as having the highest regional average as fuel tops $2.502 per gallon in California – a 9.5-cent increase from a week ago.

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: $2.371
  •  New England: $2.438
  • Central Atlantic: $2.455
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.326
  • Midwest: $2.325
  • Gulf Coast: $2.322
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.344
  • West Coast: $2.464
  • California: $2.502