Gas Price Report For January 23, 2017

Gas price trend for week of January 23, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s average price of gas fell on the week, the second consecutive weekly decline, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The 3.2¢ price drop was slightly higher than last week’s 3¢ price decline, bringing some relief to drivers who had been enduring weeks of increasing prices through the holidays. The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded now stands at just under $2.33.

The cost of diesel also gave ground again this week, according to the E.I.A. Diesel prices went down more than 1-and-a-half cents. The national average now stands at about $2.57 per gallon.

Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.676: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.492 PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.485: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.348: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.337: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.256: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.250: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.219: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.124: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.849: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.784: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.676: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.627: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.512: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.532: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.507: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.414: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.

Author: Danny Pryor

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