Monthly Archives: February 2016

Gas Price Update For February 29, 2016

Gas price trend for week of February 29, 2016Fort Lauderdale, FL – The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded shot up about a nickel during the past week, according to the latest weekly release from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Steep price increases in California and across the midwest, coupled with smaller increases across the gulf coast states, dragged the U.S. price average up to $1.78 per gallon.

The average price of diesel notched upward about a penny per gallon to settle at $1.99. Prices held steady across most of the east coast but edged up in all other regions, according to the E.I.A.

Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.208: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$1.865: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$1.802: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$1.770: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$1.738: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.722: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.702: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.681: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.559: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.191: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.171: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.154: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.054: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.945: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.937: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.881: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.874: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Update For February 22, 2016

Gas price trend for the week of February 22, 2016Fort Lauderdale, FL – The national average price of gas went up by a penny during the past week, the first time in several weeks the price of gas has notched in any direction other than down. The price change is detailed in the weekly petroleum update from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA report shows the price of fuels went down for nearly all regions, but a sudden jump in prices across the midwest pushed the national average higher. The U.S. average gas price now rests at $1.73 per gallon of regular unleaded.

The same trend affected diesel prices, but not as intensely, according to the weekly report. The national average price of diesel held steady, overall, at $1.98 per gallon. But prices went up across the midwest and along the gulf coast.

Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.141: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$1.875: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$1.807: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$1.777: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$1.734: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.673: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.667: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.609: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.526: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.184: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.181: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.160: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.059: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.944: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.921: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.873: PADD 3 GULF COAST
$1.861: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN

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

Gas Price Update For February 15, 2016

Gas price update for week of February 15, 2016Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices across the country fell again during the past week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average price of gas declined four cents to settle at $1.72 per gallon. Prices were flat in the midwest, but the cost of fuel declined in every other region. For drivers across the west coast, prices fell an astonishing ten cents per gallon.

The price of diesel fuels finally fell through the $2.00 level, settling at $1.98 per gallon for a nationwide average. In a peculiar twist, prices along the central Atlantic states are higher, on average, than the west coast averages this week. Typically, west coast prices are the highest in the country.

Gas and diesel prices, by region, are as follows, ranked highest to lowest:

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.217: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$1.938: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$1.822: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$1.798: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$1.755: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.692: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.691: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.528: PADD 3 GULF COAST
$1.522: PADD 2 MIDWEST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.197: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.194: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.183: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.069: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.947: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.908: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.866: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.858: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Editor's note: The President's Day holiday on Monday, February 15, 2016, delayed the EIA report by one day.

Gas Price Update For February 8, 2016

Gas price trend for week of February 8, 2016Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices plunged another six cents during the past week. The latest report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded has fallen to $1.76, with the cheapest prices in the country already closing in on the $1.50 mark.

The price of diesel fuels is on the verge of falling through the $2.00 floor, as average costs settled just under $2.01 per gallon during the past week.

For both gasoline and diesel prices, the highest prices are found on the west coast, and the midwest region traded places with the gulf coast states this week to become the least expensive place to buy fuel.

Gas and diesel prices, by region, are as follows, ranked highest to lowest:

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.312: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.012: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$1.879: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$1.842: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$1.794: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.753: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.716: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.561: PADD 3 GULF COAST
$1.518: PADD 2 MIDWEST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.236: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.224: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.201: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.087: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.959: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.929: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.914: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.896: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Update For February 1, 2016

Gas price trend for week of February 1, 2016Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas continued its downward trend during the past week. According to the weekly petroleum update from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded is down to $1.82. As with previous reports, the EIA data show drivers on the west coast and, in particular, California are paying the highest for gas, while drivers along  the gulf coast are paying the least.

The  price of diesel continues to come down, as well, although the national price average has yet to break through the $2.00 per gallon threshold. The EIA report shows the weekly diesel price dropped to an average $2.03 per gallon.

Gas and diesel prices, by region, are as follows, ranked highest to lowest:

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.375: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.073: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$1.914: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$1.887: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$1.836: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.803: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.763: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.622: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.590: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.273: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.239: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.219: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.111: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.992: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.969: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.941: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.917: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Editor's Note: The graphic on this article has been modified. The date was corrected from 1/25/2016 to 2/1/2016.