Gas Price Update For November 16, 2015

Gas price trend for the week of November 16, 2015

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 13ยข 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

Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.

Author: Danny Pryor

Danny has more than 30 years of experience in media, including broadcasting and print journalism, and nearly two decades of website and digital content development. He is an AP-award-winning reporter and the creator of TurnpikeInfo.com.