Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices continued their unrelenting spate of increases during the past week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Price increased another two cents during the past week, settling at $2.40 per gallon.
Prices held steady across many regions, but heft gains in the midwest, coupled with modest price increases in heavily-populated California, dragged the national averages higher. Prices across the lower Atlantic region actually declined nearly two cents.
The price of diesel went up across all regions, according to the E.I.A. The national average diesel price settled at $2.43 per gallon, a gain of just over two cents on the week.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.721: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.474: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.466: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.363: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.350: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.322: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.308: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.260: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.135: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.711: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.537: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.492: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.449: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.413: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.372: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.390: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.307: PADD 3 GULF COAST