Fort Lauderdale, FL – U.S. gas prices held steady or moved lower, on average, in most areas during the past week. However a pair of survey regions showed prices moving higher, according to the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The U.S. average price came down to $2.22 per gallon, according to the weekly release from the E.I.A. Prices along the Gulf Coast continued falling, already well below the $2.00 mark, with the average regional gas price hitting about $1.92 per gallon. The highest gas prices are found on the west coast, where prices still fell to an average of $2.65 per gallon. Without California in the mix, the west coast average fell to $2.35 per gallon.
Prices by region are as follows, ranked highest to lowest.
$2.646: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.268: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.240: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.174: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.153: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.114: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.057: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.916: PADD 3 GULF COAST