Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas continued its downward slide this week, but unlike the previous two weeks, the current trend was felt more broadly across the United States. The Energy Information Administration reports the price of gas fell just over a penny per gallon, while the cost of fuel in many regions fell two or three cents per gallon. A rise in prices across the West Coast and, in particular, California, kept the national average in check. The U.S. average price for a gallon of regular unleaded now stands at $2.23.
The cost of diesel pushed upward this week. The national average remained the same, at $2.48 per gallon. Prices did go down slightly across the Rocky Mountains and the Midwest, 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:
$2.697: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.478: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.293: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.271: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.248: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.219: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.172: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.075: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.042: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.766: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.583: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.541: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.502: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.475: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.443: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.388: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.353: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.