Gas Prices Decline Week On Week
U.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.