Fort Lauderdale, FL – The cost of fueling up the car is about what it was this time last week, according to the latest national survey from the U.S. Energy Information Admnistration. The weekly E.I.A. fuel price survey shows retail prices remained level across many regions. Nationally, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas remains about $2.32.
Some volatility pushed prices up along the Gulf Coast and Lower Atlantic states. Conversely, Midwest drivers enjoyed an average price drop of nearly four cents. Prices remained steady elsewhere across the country.
The story was much the same for truckers, or anyone else driving a diesel vehicle. The E.I.A. weekly survey shows the price of diesel shaved about a penny per gallon, nationally, as the national average price dropped to about $2.53 per gallon.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.848: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.590: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.372: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.303: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.276: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.263: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.184: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.207: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.087: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.822: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.724: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.593: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.586: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.597: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.487: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.458: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.378: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.