Gas Price Update For December 14, 2015

Gas price trend for week of December 14, 2015

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas fell nearly two cents last week, although the nation’s average per gallon price only ticked down a penny due to rounding. Still, the price of regular unleaded will only set you back about $2.04, when averaged coast to coast. The falling price of gas continues to follow steep declines in crude oil prices.

Across the nation, nearly every survey region reported a decline in fuel costs. The Midwest, known for volatility, has been the scene of relatively stable prices for the past few weeks; still, prices there increased a penny during the past week, the only region where prices reversed course.

For all other regions, prices were down anywhere from a penny to as much as four cents per gallon. Prices by region are as follows, ranked highest to lowest:

$2.514: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.137: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.095: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.043: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.995: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.958: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.901: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.788: PADD 3 GULF COAST

The price of diesel fuels, by region, are as follows, ranked highest to lowest:

$2.552: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.501: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.453: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.375: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.372: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.294: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.258: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.212: 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.