Gas Price Update For April 18, 2016

April 18, 2016 gas pricesFort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas shot through the roof for most drivers across the United States, according to the latest weekly survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The national average price of gas, according to the report, settled at $2.14 per gallon of regular unleaded, led by steep increases in prices in several regions. The region hit the hardest was the midwest, where EIA data show the cost of driving jumped over nine cents per gallon in just seven days.

Diesel prices continued going up, as well, according to the EIA report. The national average diesel price is now $2.17 per gallon, the data show. For truckers, this week’s price increases mean all regions now reflect an average price above the $2.00 per gallon threshold, according to the EIA survey data.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.591: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.279: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.171: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.155: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.097: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.078: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.057: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.023: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.910: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.371: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.325: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.287: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.220: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.171: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.126: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.112: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.046: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

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Danny Pryor is a media, content and web developer with a long history in broadcast and print journalism. He is also the executive director of Turnpike Information Company. Danny has earned two awards from the Associated Press for his work in media, including Best Individual Achievement for Large Market Radio in Miami. He resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.