National fuel price rises slightly to $2.668; fifth straight weekly increase

| 8/24/2009

The U.S. Energy Information Administration is reporting that the national average price for fuel is again on the rise for the fifth straight week.

According to EIA’s report on Monday, Aug. 24, fuel inched up 1.6 cents per gallon to average $2.668 per gallon. The national average is down more than $1.477 per gallon from this same timeframe a year ago when fuel was at $4.145 per gallon.

All nine regions are reporting price increases for diesel. The California region is again reporting the highest regional average at $2.88 per gallon with an eight-tenths of a cent increase from a week ago.

The Gulf Coast region has the lowest average price for fuel again this week at $2.624 per gallon, up 1.6 cents from last week’s average price of $2.608.

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: $2.695
  • New England: $2.741
  • Central Atlantic: $2.780
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.652
  • Midwest: $2.641
  • Gulf Coast: $2.624
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.670
  • West Coast: $2.790
  • California: $2.880