*Note: Report delayed to December 27 due to Christmas holiday
Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas continued surging upward through the holidays, according to the latest weekly price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The last E.I.A. gas price report of 2016 was delayed one day due to the Christmas holiday, and shows the price of regular unleaded increased another 4-and-a-half cents, to settle near $2.31. According to E.I.A. reports over the past four weeks, average prices, nationwide, have increased nearly 16-cents per gallon. Prices across the Midwest went up more than half that amount in the past week, alone, according to the E.I.A., stinging holiday travelers.
The cost of diesel pushed upward again this week, too, according to the E.I.A. The national average cost of diesel went up just over a penny per gallon and now stands at $2.54.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.592: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.416: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.395 PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.313: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.311: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.280: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.237: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.175: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.080: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.807: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.687: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.611: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.573: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.516: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.489: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.478: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.421: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.