Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas took another dip this week, a consecutive weekly decline that will benefit drivers just as the busy Thanksgiving holiday travel gets underway. According to the weekly release from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average price of regular unleaded fell nearly three cents per gallon during the week. The average price now stands at $2.16 per gallon.
Millions of drivers across the Gulf Coast and Lower Atlantic states enjoyed price declines of about six cents per gallon, twice the national average. However, prices in the Midwest increased on the week.
The cost of diesel declined again this week, adding another two cents to last week’s decline. The E.I.A. reports the national average cost of diesel is now at $2.42 per gallon.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.591: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.422: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.291: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.197: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.185: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.172: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.075: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.014: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.918: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.637: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.549: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.471: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.455: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.442: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.356: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.355: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.296: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.