Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas continued, this week, what has become a weekly ritual of increases. However, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, this week’s price rise was much lower than recent weeks. That gave drivers something of a break from the break-neck pace of price hikes, but only just. The E.I.A.’s weekly price survey shows the national average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded gas went up just over a penny per gallon to settle at about $2.39. Still, that is likely some relief from the 7-cent hike drivers felt last week.
The cost of diesel went up the same price as its petroleum counterpart, according to the E.I.A. As with regular gas, diesel prices went up just over a penny per gallon. The national average now stands at about $2.60 per gallon.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.680: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.515: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.465 PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.395: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.378: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.344: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.310: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.259: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.168: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.873: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.813: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.677: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.648: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.547: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.541: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.526: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.448: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.