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