Fuel drops another 2.1 cents to average $2.601

| 9/28/2009

Diesel prices have dropped for the fourth consecutive week, down 2.1 cents to average $2.601 per gallon.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, this average is down $1.358 from a year ago when fuel dipped below the $4 mark to average $3.959 per gallon.

All nine regions are reporting decreases in fuel prices this past week. The lowest average price is being reported in the Gulf Coast where fuel is averaging $2.526 per gallon. Despite a 2-cent drop in California from a week ago, the region still is averaging the highest price for fuel at $2.807 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: $2.612
  • New England: $2.703
  • Central Atlantic: $2.712
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.557
  • Midwest: $2.589
  • Gulf Coast: $2.526
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.656
  • West Coast: $2.751
  • California: $2.807