Diesel prices spike 7.6 cents to $3.015

| 4/5/2010

Following a slight seven-tenths of a cent dip in diesel fuel prices a week ago, the national average price for fuel is back on the rise – up 7.6 cents to average $3.015 per gallon.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest report on Monday, April 5, the national average price for diesel is still up 78.7 cents per gallon from this same week a year ago when fuel was averaging $2.228 per gallon.

Six regions in the country are reporting fuel prices above the $3 mark, compared with just four regions a week ago.

This past week the California region has overtaken the Central Atlantic region in reporting the highest diesel prices – up 7.4 cents per gallon to average $3.147 per gallon.

Despite a 7.9-cent per gallon spike, the Gulf Coast region is still reporting the lowest prices of all of the regions at $2.978 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: $3.034
  • New England: $3.054
  • Central Atlantic: $3.136
  • Lower Atlantic: $2.987
  • Midwest: $2.989
  • Gulf Coast: $2.978
  • Rocky Mountain: $3.043
  • West Coast: $3.113
  • California: $3.147