Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices surged on the week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, as the price of crude oil rebounded and refiners continued switching to new summer gasoline blends ahead of the busy driving season. This week’s E.I.A. survey shows the price of a gallon of regular unleaded jumped 12-cents per gallon to $1.96. The increase was more than the previous three weeks’ price advances, combined.
Prices surged by double digits in all regions except the Rocky Mountain states, and the broad west coast region, sans California, slipped above the two-dollar price point for the first time in several weeks.
Diesel prices also surged, according to the E.I.A. report. Prices for diesel increased anywhere from six to nine cents per gallon, and the national average price jumped from $2.02 last week to $2.10 this week.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.394: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.045: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$1.929: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.922: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$1.885: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$1.884: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.867: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.856: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.746: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.285: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.249: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.204: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.153: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.070: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.065: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.999: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.990: PADD 3 GULF COAST