Gas Price Update For October 3, 2016

Gas price trend for week of October 3, 2016
Fort Lauderdale, FL – The cost of filling up the tank jumped between two and five cents for most drivers across the U.S. during the past week, according to the latest weekly price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The weekly E.I.A. report shows the average U.S. price for a gallon of regular unleaded went up about two cents, although the price point, itself, lurched three cents due to rounding. The U.S. average is now $2.25 per gallon. The biggest price increases were found along the Gulf Coast, a region that had enjoyed prices well below $2.00 per gallon, until now.

The cost of diesel fell also went up this week, but only modestly. The E.I.A. reports diesel prices, on average, went up about a penny per gallon, although prices were up two cents across the Gulf Coast and New England. The average price of diesel is now $2.39 per gallon.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.679: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.455: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.236: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.242: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.225: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.206: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.178: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.173: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.007: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.658: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.486: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.467: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.414: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.398: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.356: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.327: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.250: 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.