Editor’s note: The EIA weekly price survey was delayed due to the Presidents’ Day Holiday, which was February 20. The report was released February 21, 2017.
Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gasoline took a little turn for the better this week, at least for most drivers. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s weekly price survey shows the nation’s average price for a gallon of unleaded gas fell about a half-penny per gallon, settling at $2.30.
Prices fell in most regions, except along the West Coast and in the Rocky Mountains. East Coast prices were up fractionally, led by a rise in costs along the Lower Atlantic states.
The cost of diesel increased this week, bucking the regular gasoline trend, according to the E.I.A. However, the average cost of diesel went up less than a penny per gallon, and the national price average remains at $2.57.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.750: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.496: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.420: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.294: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.288: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.252: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.201: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.190: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.069: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.876: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.770: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.658: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.628: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.548: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.521: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.495: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.433: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.