*Note: Report delayed to January 3 due to New Years holiday
Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas continued its unrelenting trek higher this past week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s weekly gas price survey. The first report of 2017 shows the cost of a gallon of regular unleaded gas jumped nearly seven cents per gallon over the past week, with the national average settling at $2.38 per gallon.
Meanwhile, the cost of diesel pushed upward again during the week,according to the E.I.A. As with regular gas, diesel prices started the new year with a big price leap, about five cents higher than the previous week. The national average now stands at about $2.59 per gallon.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.651: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.496: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.430 PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.386: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.371: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.347: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.307: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.234: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.148: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.847: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.776: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.665: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.627: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.540: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.535: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.514: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.451: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.