Diesel spikes 14.6 cents to $2.498 per gallon

| 6/8/2009

  With freight rates already in the toilet, the latest news that fuel prices are spiking back up isn’t sitting well with truckers. 

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s report on June 8, fuel is up 14.6 cents per gallon to $2.498 nationwide from a week ago. The price is still down $2.194 from a year ago when fuel was averaging $4.692 per gallon.

All nine regions are again reporting increases at the pump. For the second week in a row, the California region is reporting the highest regional average as fuel tops $2.676 per gallon there – a 17.4-cent increase from a week ago.

The lowest regional price is being reported in the Rocky Mountains, where the average price for fuel has gone up 9.8 cents per gallon to average $2.442 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: $2.519
  • New England: $2.566
  • Central Atlantic: $2.617
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.469
  • Midwest: $2.478
  • Gulf Coast: $2.473
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.442
  • West Coast: $2.608
  • California: $2.676