National fuel average rises slightly to $2.674

| 8/31/2009

While the national fuel average inched up just six-tenths of a cent from a week ago, this increase marks the sixth straight week fuel prices have been on the rise.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s report on Monday, Aug. 31, the price of diesel rose from $2.668 to $2.674 per gallon. The national average is down more than $1.447 per gallon from this same time a year ago when fuel was averaging $4.121 per gallon.

Five of the nine regions are reporting slight increases at the pump from a week ago. The California region is again reporting the highest regional average at $2.893 per gallon. The Gulf Coast region is again reporting the lowest average price for fuel, down five-tenths of a cent this week, to average $2.619 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: $2.693
  • New England: $2.742
  • Central Atlantic: $2.777
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.651
  • Midwest: $2.656
  • Gulf Coast: $2.619
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.690
  • West Coast: $2.806
  • California: $2.893