EDITOR’S NOTE: This week’s gas price story is abbreviated because we are completing the redevelopment of TurnpikeInfo.com. The gas price stories will resume in their expanded news format on April 13, 2015. The weekly trend chart and U.S. government survey will continue to be updated.
The cost of gas dropped nearly 4¢ per gallon, on average, across the United States last week, according to the latest weekly survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A. report shows the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded dropped from $2.45 to $2.41 per gallon on the week, an about face that could signal a return to steadily-declining fuel prices.
The highest average price for gas, on a regional basis, fell below $3.00 per gallon once more during the week, as West Coast drivers enjoyed watching nearly a nickel come off the price of their gas. The price of gas was lowest along the Gulf Coast, where the average is now $2.18.
Note: Regular gas price and oil industry news coverage resumes April 13, 2015.