Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s average price of gas fell for a third-consecutive week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A. reports the average price of the nation’s gasoline dropped another 3 cents per gallon on the week. The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded is now just below $2.30. As regions go, drivers in the Midwest enjoyed the biggest price break this week, with costs dropping over a nickel per gallon, on average.
The cost of diesel also gave up a shekel this week, according to the E.I.A. Diesel prices went down about a penny per gallon, on average, to dip to $2.56 per gallon.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.678: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.483 PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.458: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.320: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.314: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.255: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.220: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.168: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.089: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.845: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.770: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.662: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.622: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.516: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.510: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.500: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.408: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.