Diesel drops slightly to $2.608

| Monday, June 29, 2009

After spiking up more than 26 cents in three straight weeks, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is reporting the national average price for diesel has dropped eight-tenths of a cent per gallon this past week to average $2.608.

A year ago during this same time frame, fuel was selling for $4.645 per gallon nationwide, according to the EIA report on Monday, June 29.

Eight of the nine regions are reporting decreases at the pump, with the Rocky Mountain region reporting the only price increase of the week – up 1.6 cents – to $2.629 per gallon.

The California region is again reporting the highest regional average price for fuel at $2.785, which is down four-tenths of a cent from a week ago. The Gulf Coast is reporting the lowest average price of all the regions at $2.569, which is down 1.4 cents 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: $2.633
  • New England: $2.666
  • Central Atlantic: $2.725
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.586
  • Midwest: $2.583
  • Gulf Coast: $2.569
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.629
  • West Coast: $2.717
  • California: $2.785