Gas Price Update For August 22, 2016

Gas price trend for week of August 22, 2016
Fort Lauderdale, FL – For the first time in over nine weeks, the price of gas surge upward across the nation, rising in every region, and following the general trend of upward pricing pressure seen in crude oil. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports the price of gas went up four cents, on average, to settle at $2.19 per gallon of regular unleaded. Prices went up the most across the East Coast and New England, and across to the Midwest.

Meanwhile, the cost of diesel shot upward a stunning six cents per gallon, with prices across the Lower Atlantic, Gulf Coast and Midwest moving even higher. The average price of diesel is now at $2.37 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:

$2.573: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.352: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.229: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.187: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.171: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.166: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.126: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.068: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.964: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.623: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.457: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.435: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.391: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.367: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.342: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.294: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.249: 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.