Diesel prices rise slightly, average $3.078

| 4/26/2010

After several weeks of spiking fuel prices, the U.S. Energy Information Administration is reporting that diesel fuel prices rose four-tenths of a cent to average $3.078 per gallon on Monday, April 26.

According to the EIA report, the national average price for diesel is up 87.7 cents per gallon from this same week a year ago when fuel was averaging $2.201 per gallon.

All nine regions in the country are again reporting fuel prices above the $3 mark. However, four regions are reporting slight decreases at the pump from a week ago.

For the third straight week, the California region is again reporting the highest diesel prices in the country, averaging $3.227 per gallon, a one-tenth of a cent drop from the previous week.

The Lower Atlantic region is reporting the lowest fuel prices of all the regions at $3.030 per gallon, a drop of seven-tenths of a cent from 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: $3.080
  • New England: $3.105
  • Central Atlantic: $3.186
  • Lower Atlantic: $3.030
  • Midwest: $3.057
  • Gulf Coast: $3.038
  • Rocky Mountain: $3.136
  • West Coast: $3.211
  • California: $3.227