Gas Price Update For August 15, 2016

Gas price trend for week of August 15, 2016

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The most expensive regional gas prices got a little cheaper, while the cheapest regional gas prices got a little more expensive during the past week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Meanwhile, the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded remained – wait for it – the same. The weekly E.I.A. gas price survey shows the national average price for gas remains $2.15.

Meanwhile, the cost of diesel got slightly cheaper across the nation, dipping about a penny per gallon, according to the E.I.A.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.534: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.347: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.214: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.143: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.121: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.104: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.075: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.016: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.938: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.583: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.406: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.394: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.368: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.314: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.273: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.233: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.179: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Author: Danny Pryor

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