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