Gas Price Update For March 21, 2016

Gas price trend for week of March 21, 2016Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices increased for the fifth consecutive week last week, topping two dollars for the first time since January 11, when the national average was exactly that figure. The weekly gas price survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows the average U.S. price for a gallon of regular unleaded settled at $2.01, up five cents over last week, and up nearly 30 cents since prices hit their lows in February, making for an overall 15% increase in prices in just over a month.

Diesel prices also gained on the week, according to the E.I.A. report. Prices for diesel increased anywhere from three to six cents per gallon as the national average went up two cents to $2.12 per gallon.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.480: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.132: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$1.957: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$1.939: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.938: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.930: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.919: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$1.902: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.805: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.311: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.280: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.228: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.172: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.090: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.079: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.056: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.991: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

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