Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas ticked upward during the week, although prices fell by nearly three cents in the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions this week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Even so, a six-cent increase in prices across the Central Atlantic states dragged the average U.S. cost upward by about three-tenths of a penny. Even so, the national average remained at $2.23 per gallon, due to rounding.
The cost of diesel pushed down this week, by about a penny per gallon, according to the E.I.A. The national average settled at $2.47 per gallon.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.686: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.475: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.335: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.268: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.255: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.240: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.165: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.082: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.015: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.673: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.584: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.532: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.502: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.474: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.425: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.384: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.340: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.