Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas took a dip, along with the temperatures, across most regions of the United States during the past week, giving U.S. drivers a reason to extend a period of giving thanks. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported a 3-cent drop in gas prices, bringing the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded to just $2.06.
The price of gas along the gulf coast is now only $1.82 per gallon, as the region retained its status during the week as having the nation’s cheapest fuel. The midwest was not far behind, with gas costing just $1.88 per gallon. California and the west coast had the highest prices, with the cost of regular unleaded going for $2.69 and $2.55, respectively. Without California’s enormous economic influence added to the calculation, west coast gas averages only $2.31 per gallon.
Prices by region are as follows, ranked highest to lowest.
$2.551: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.176: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.150: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.087: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.052: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.002: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.877: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.824: PADD 3 GULF COAST