Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of filling the fuel tank came down during the past week, by a nationwide average of six cents per gallon, according to the weekly update from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas is now $2.18, with many regions reclaiming lower prices following last week’s unexpected increase.
The costliest place to buy gasoline remains California and the broader west coast, where prices are at $2.64 per gallon, but the price is down three cents from last week. Sans the Golden State, the price of regular unleaded settled at just $2.39 for the west coast region. Prices along the gulf coast were the lowest, at $1.93 per gallon. Midwest gas prices endured a radical price swing this week, but to the benefit of the consumer; prices across the region fell an average of 13¢ per gallon during the week.
Prices by region are as follows, ranked highest to lowest.
$2.636: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.220: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.085: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.136: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.168: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.155: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.103: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.926: PADD 3 GULF COAST