Diesel prices jump another 5.4 cents to $3.069

| 4/12/2010

In the past two weeks, diesel fuel prices have spiked nearly 13 cents per gallon, up another 5.4 cents from a week ago to average $3.069 per gallon nationwide.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest report on Monday, April 12, the national average price for diesel is up 84 cents per gallon from this same week a year ago when fuel was averaging $2.229 per gallon.

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

For the second straight week, the California region is reporting the highest diesel prices – up 7.4 cents per gallon to average $3.221 per gallon, up from $3.147 per gallon the previous week.

Despite a 4.5-cent per gallon spike, the Gulf Coast region is again reporting the lowest prices of all of the regions at $3.023, compared to $2.978 per gallon a week ago.

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: $3.085
  • New England: $3.086
  • Central Atlantic: $3.186
  • Lower Atlantic: $3.040
  • Midwest: $3.050
  • Gulf Coast: $3.023
  • Rocky Mountain: $3.081
  • West Coast: $3.187
  • California: $3.221