Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas fell precipitously during the past week, shedding nine cents per gallon, on average, for drivers across the United States. Prices came down in all regions, according to the regular update from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which reports this week the average price, nationwide, has fallen to $2.09.
The price declines have been lead by significant reductions across two key regions: the gulf coast and the midwest, both of which now share the numbers one and two spots, respectively, for regions with the country’s cheapest gas.
However, the cost of filling the tank remained nearly the same for most drivers across the New England and central Atlantic regions. The price of fuel only came down two cents across New England and four cents across the central Atlantic. California continues to have the highest gas prices in the country, with the cost of regular unleaded setting one back $2.72 per gallon.
Prices by region are as follows, ranked highest to lowest.
$2.579: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.184: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.148: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.107: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.092: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.036: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.935: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.854: PADD 3 GULF COAST