Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas lurched upward once more, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, as prices followed last week’s five-cent gain with another three-cent price jump this week. The average price of regular unleaded, nationwide, is now nearly $2.24 per gallon, according to this week’s E.I.A. price survey.
The weekly report shows all regions are now, officially, above the $2.00 price point, with prices along the Gulf Coast slipping up to $2.01 this week. The only regions where prices are going down are California and the broader West Coast, where prices are already highest in the nation.
The cost of diesel pushed upward again this week, as well, according to the E.I.A. The E.I.A. reports the national average cost of diesel went up just over a penny per gallon and now stands at $2.49.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.556: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.368 PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.363: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.257: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.259: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.181: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.162: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.122: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.008: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.772: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.633: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.547: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.520: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.447: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.446: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.429: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.371: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.