Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas jumped up nearly six cents nationwide during the past week, according to this week’s pricing survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That price increase was led by steep increases in prices across the midwest and gulf coast regions, where prices jumped about 10¢ and 7¢, respectively. Prices went up in all regions, with the west coast suffering only penny gains in prices.
The price of diesel took a leap up across all regions, according to the E.I.A. The national average price for a gallon of diesel went up exactly six cents per gallon to start the week at $2.36 per gallon, according to the weekly survey.
Prices are rising in advance of the busy summer travel season and on rising crude oil prices, which have continued to creep upward since the latter part of winter.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.658: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.406: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.316: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.315: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.300: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.280: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.248: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.178: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.064: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.597: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.464: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.411: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.379: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.358: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.325: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.308: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.233: PADD 3 GULF COAST