Gas Price Update For December 21, 2015

Gas price trend for week of December 21, 2015Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas trickled down another penny during the past week, according to the latest release from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The overall price of gas across the United States dipped to $2.03 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Prices declined across most survey districts, although there were noticeable increases in California and the broader west coast region.

The Midwestern states enjoyed the largest decline in prices on the week, nearly six cents, while that same six cents was tacked onto the west coast region’s average gas price. For the Midwest, the price of fuel dropped to only $1.85 per gallon, only a few cents higher than the Gulf Coast, where prices are lowest, at $1.78. For the west coast, however, prices jumped to $2.57 per gallon. Prices in the Lower Atlantic states nudge upward by a penny.

Prices by region are as follows, ranked highest to lowest:

$2.570: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.115: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.080: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.035: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.994: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.962: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.846: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.781: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

$2.505: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.438: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.397: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.318: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.304: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.227: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.210: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.181: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

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