Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas took a bit of a dip this week, according to the weekly release from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average price of regular unleaded fell nearly a nickel per gallon during the week, the E.I.A. report shows. The nationwide average now stands at $2.18 per gallon, but millions of drivers across the Gulf Coast and Midwest are paying less than $2.00 per gallon.
The cost of diesel took a breather this week, but declines did not match those of regular gasoline. The E.I.A. reports the national average cost of diesel is now at $2.44 per gallon.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.645: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.456: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.321: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.235: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.225: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.217: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.138: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.994: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.975: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.657: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.564: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.492: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.482: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.453: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.387: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.363: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.316: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.