Diesel prices rise for fifth straight week to $2.946 per gallon

| 3/22/2010

For the fifth straight week, diesel fuel prices have risen slightly.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s report on Monday, March 22, fuel prices are up another 2.2 cents from a week ago to average $2.946 per gallon nationwide.

Fuel prices are up in all nine regions of the country, according to the EIA’s latest report. Four regions are reporting fuel prices above the $3 mark, while five regions are reporting fuel prices hovering near the $3 range.

The Central Atlantic region has overtaken California for the highest fuel prices at $3.079 per gallon, up 2.4 cents from a week ago. Although the Midwest region has reported the lowest fuel prices for the previous two weeks, the Gulf Coast region is reporting the lowest fuel prices this past week at $2.904 per gallon.

Below are the regional price averages 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: $2.977
  • New England: $3.032
  • Central Atlantic: $3.079
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.925
  • Midwest: $2.923
  • Gulf Coast: $2.904
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.953
  • West Coast: $3.027
  • California: $3.072