Diesel prices drop for fourth straight week to $2.775

| Monday, November 30, 2009

The U.S. Energy Information Administration is reporting that the average price for diesel fuel has dropped 1.2 cents from a week ago to average $2.775 per gallon.

This marks the fourth straight week that diesel prices have dropped slightly around the country, according to the EIA’s report on Monday, Nov. 30.

A year ago this week, diesel was selling for around $2.935 per gallon.

Eight of the nine regions in the country are reporting slight decreases at the pump, except for the New England region, where the price inched up one-tenth of a cent to average $2.869 per gallon from a week ago.

Diesel prices are still the highest in the California region at $2.948 per gallon, despite a six-tenths of a cent decrease from a week ago.

The Gulf Coast is reporting the lowest fuel prices of all the regional averages at $2.725, a drop of 1.3 cents per gallon from the previous week.

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: $2.796
  • New England: $2.869
  • Central Atlantic: $2.899
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.743
  • Midwest: $2.756
  • Gulf Coast: $2.725
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.815
  • West Coast: $2.889
  • California: $2.948