DOE reports national fuel average up 2.2 cents to $2.550

| 8/3/2009

For the second straight week, the national average price for fuel is up by a few pennies from a week ago.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s report on Monday, Aug. 3, the national average is up 2.2 cents to $2.550 per gallon.

A year ago this same week, the national average price for fuel was $4.502 per gallon.

Eight of the nine regions are reporting price increases at the pump. The Rocky Mountain region is the only one reporting a four-tenths of a cent drop for fuel. Despite a 1.9-cent price increase this past week, the Gulf Coast still has the lowest average price for fuel at $2.514 per gallon.

The California region is again reporting the highest price for fuel at $2.763 per gallon, which is up 4.3 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: $2.582
  • New England: $2.637
  • Central Atlantic: $2.668
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.537
  • Midwest: $2.526
  • Gulf Coast: $2.514
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.535
  • West Coast: $2.652
  • California: $2.763