National diesel average tops $3.03 per gallon

| Monday, September 24, 2007

The national average price for on-highway diesel soared above $3.03 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Sept. 24.

Increases of 7 cents per gallon were common for the week throughout much of the country, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported.

The Central Atlantic region had the highest per-gallon average at $3.123 for ultra-low sulfur diesel, up 7.2 cents from the previous week’s average of $3.051.

ULSD on a national average was $3.038, up 6.7 cents per gallon, while remaining low-sulfur diesel supplies increased 7.4 cents per gallon from $2.934 to $3.008.

Only two of the nine regions had average prices below $3 per gallon for ULSD.

In the Gulf Coast region, ULSD averaged $2.973 following an increase of 6.9 cents, while the Lower Atlantic region averaged $2.998 after increasing 7.4 cents.

ULSD averaged $3.10 in the New England region after an increase of 7.5 cents per gallon.

The East Coast region averaged $3.047 for ULSD, up 7.4 cents from $2.973.

The Midwest region saw the average price of ULSD increase 6.9 cents per gallon from $2.996 to $3.065.

ULSD in the Rocky Mountain region averaged $3.032 per gallon, up 5.6 cents from $2.932.

The ultra-low sulfur fuel also increased 5.6 cents in the West Coast region, from $3.006 to $3.062 per gallon.

California, where ULSD is the predominant fuel, the average price increased 7 cents to $3.093 per gallon.

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