Monthly Archives: October 2015

Gas Price Update For October 26, 2015

Gas price trend for week of October 26, 2015Baltimore, MD – U.S. gas prices dropped about five cents, on average, during the past week, as prices along the Gulf Coast dropped well below the $2.00 threshold. The U.S. average price came down to $2.23 per gallon this week, according to the weekly release from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Many survey regions across the U.S. were below that average.

The highest gas prices are found on the west coast, particularly in California. The average price of gas in the far west was $2.68 per gallon, the highest of all the survey regions. California, by itself, has an average gas price of $2.85 per gallon. The lowest was the gulf coast, where the official average price fell to $1.95.

Prices by region are as follows, ranked highest to lowest.

$2.677: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.302: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.228: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.195: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.163: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.128: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.068: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.945: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Penna Turnpike Exit 320 To Close Saturday Night

IMG_1681Repairs On Exit Tolling Equipment Forcing Temporary Shutdown

Exit 320 from the Pennsylvania Turnpike to State Road 29, also known as US Highway 202, will be closing overnight Saturday, according to a statement released today by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. The exit is an E-ZPass Only exit. The closure is set to last from 10 p.m. Saturday until 7 a.m. Sunday, but the closure times may change, based upon weather, said Renee Colburn, the PA Turnpike spokesperson.

In her written statement, Colburn said the closure is necessary to repair and upgrade electronic tolling equipment. Message boards will direct drivers who would normally want to utilize the exit.

Authorities are advising travelers driving westbound to use the Valley Forge exit, which is exit 326. Eastbound travelers are being advised to use the Downingtown exit, at mile marker 312. Alternatively, either exit may be used for drivers traveling in either direction. Please reference the Pennsylvania Turnpike map directory for a full list of exits near to SR 29.

Gas Price Update for October 19, 2015

Gas Prices Decline Week On Week

2015-10-19-trendU.S. gas prices dropped about five cents, on average, during the past week, with prices in many areas already below the $2.00 mark. However, the U.S. average remains well above that threshold, with the official price settling this week at $2.28 per gallon, according to the weekly release from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The highest gas prices are found on the west coast, particularly in California. The average price of gas in the far west was $2.70 per gallon, the highest of all the survey regions. The lowest was the gulf coast, where the official average price is at $2.00.

Prices by region are as follows, ranked highest to lowest.

$2.699: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.356: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.300 PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.224 PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.182 PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.165 PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.115 PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.003 PADD 3 GULF COAST

Editor's note: This story has been edited with the following corrections: 1) The gas price graphic was changed to a) correct the trend color on the price and to b) reflect the correct price differential; 2) The story has been edited to a) correct the weekly gas price decline and b) to correct the weekly average price.