Daily Archives: March 13, 2017

Gas Price Report For March 13, 2017

Gas price trend for week of March 13, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – With the price of crude oil falling dramatically, even as people hit the road for spring break, the price of gas finally fell in nearly all regions this week, helping pull the nation’s average gas price down for the first time this month, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. It now costs about $2.32 for a gallon of regular unleaded gas, nationwide, although regional averages vary widely.

Gas prices did jump upward across the West Coast and Rocky Mountains, by about two cents per gallon; prices across the Gulf Coast and Lower Atlantic fell by about the same amount.

Meanwhile, the cost of diesel fell across all regions, with the E.I.A. weekly survey showing a 1.5-cent decline in the average price of diesel. That shift helped push the national average down to about $2.56 per gallon.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.851: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.584: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.386: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.305: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.273: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.259: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.217: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.191: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.075: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.846: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.761: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.628: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.617: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.617: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.512: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.491: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.419: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Florida’s Turnpike Closing Overnight For One Week

North Section Of Turnpike Being Modified To Accommodate More Traffic

A five-mile stretch of Florida’s Turnpike will be closing overnight starting Monday, March 13, 2017 and continuing through Friday, March 17, 2017, officials with Florida’s Department of Transportation have announced. The closures will be in effect for a four-hour period each morning, from about 12:30 a.m. until 4:30 a.m., authorities said in a written release.

The closures are necessary, officials said, to accommodate road-widening and resurfacing along that stretch of the Turnpike, through Wildwood. Additional improvements will also improve traffic flow at the I-75 interchange with Florida’s Turnpike, officials announced.

Detours During Turnpike Closure

Path of detour on Florida's Turnpike
Drivers who want to get onto Florida’s Turnpike southbound from I-75 will have to exit I-75 at Florida’s State Road 44, then travel east to U.S. 301. From U.S. 301, drivers can travel southbound to the entrance of Florida’s Turnpike.

Drivers who are traveling north on Florida’s Turnpike will follow the same detour, but in the opposite direction. Drivers will be detoured off the turnpike at Exit 304, then turned north on U.S. 301 to Florida State Road 44. Drivers will then be detoured west on SR 44 to I-75.