DOE reports slight price drop of 2.7 cents to $2.647

| 9/8/2009

After six straight weeks of rising fuel prices, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is reporting that the national average price for fuel has dropped slightly – down 2.7 cent – to average $2.647 per gallon this past week.

According to the EIA’s report on Tuesday, Sept. 8, fuel prices have dropped slightly in all nine regions of the country.

The Gulf Coast is reporting the lowest price for fuel at $2.576 per gallon, a decrease of 4.3 cents per gallon from a week ago. The California region is again reporting the highest price for fuel at $2.866 per gallon, despite a 2.7-cent-per-gallon price drop.

The average price for fuel is down $1.412 per gallon from a year ago when fuel was selling for $4.059 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: $2.661
  • New England: $2.729
  • Central Atlantic: $2.767
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.606
  • Midwest: $2.632
  • Gulf Coast: $2.576
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.681
  • West Coast: $2.791
  • California: $2.866