Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas took another dip this week, but unless you live in one of the states covered with Rocky Mountains, you may not notice. According to the weekly release from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average price of regular unleaded fell only a tenth of a penny per gallon during the week. The average price now stands at $2.15 per gallon, a price that is down a penny from last week’s average, but only due to rounding. Millions of drivers across the Midwest are paying nearly three cents per gallon more than last week, a common happenstance in a region besieged by pricing volatility.
The cost of diesel declined again this week, but no more noticeably than regular fuels, as prices only went down a tenth of a penny, on average, according to the E.I.A. The E.I.A. reports the national average cost of diesel is remains 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:
$2.572: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.401: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.284: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.192: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.164: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.146: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.067: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.039: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.906: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.727: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.549: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.472: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.450: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.446: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.361: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.356: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.290: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.