Dayton, OH – The price of gas continued to climb during the past week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A.’s weekly petroleum survey shows the average U.S. gas price went up nearly three cents during the week to settle at $2.16 per gallon. The figures are somewhat distorted due to rounding. Gas prices increased in all regions during the week, according to the report, but prices were up most dramatically across the midwest and Rocky Mountain states.
The price of diesel also went up across all regions, by the data in the E.I.A. report. The biggest increases were seen across the midwest and along the west coast region. The U.S. average diesel price is now $2.20 per gallon.
While prices have been going up during the past several weeks, overall, fuel costs are still down dramatically year over year, according to the E.I.A. The agency reports the average gas price is down 41¢ from this time last year, while diesel is down about 61¢.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.596: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.286: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.201: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.188: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.126: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.116: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.097: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.051: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.913: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.406: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.343: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.291: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.244: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.202: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.159: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.156: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.074: PADD 3 GULF COAST