Gas Price Update For March 7, 2016

Gas price trend for week of March 7, 2016

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The upward swing in gas prices extended into a second week this week, according to the latest report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A. weekly data show the average price of a gallon of gas is now $1.84, with prices rising in all regions.

The price of diesel also went up three cents, according to the report. The average price of diesel has gone back above the two-dollar threshold to settle at $2.02. Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.244: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$1.904: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$1.819: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$1.815: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.784: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.779: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.778: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$1.749: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.603: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.219: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.188: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.147: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.077: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.983: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.979: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.927: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.907: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Author: Danny Pryor

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