Diesel prices dip slightly to $2.939 following 5-week rise

| 3/29/2010

For five straight weeks, diesel fuel prices had been on the rise. However, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is reporting on Monday, March 29, that diesel prices have dipped slightly – seven-tenths of a cent – from a week ago to average $2.939 per gallon.

According to the EIA’s latest report, the national average price for diesel is still up 71.8 cents per gallon from this same week a year ago when fuel was averaging $2.221 per gallon. 

Six regions in the country are reporting slight decreases at the pump from a week ago, while two regions are reporting minor increases and the West Coast region is reporting that diesel prices have remained unchanged from the previous week.

Despite a four-tenths of a cent decrease from a week ago, the Central Atlantic region is again reporting the highest average price for diesel at $3.075 per gallon. The Gulf Coast region is again reporting the lowest fuel prices this past week at $2.899 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: $2.970
  • New England: $3.029
  • Central Atlantic: $3.075
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.916
  • Midwest: $2.911
  • Gulf Coast: $2.899
  • Rocky Mountain: $2.967
  • West Coast: $3.027
  • California: $3.073