Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas took a shocking turn higher this week for most Americans, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The nation’s average gas price shot nearly a nickel per gallon higher to $2.36. The steepest price gains were found in the Midwest, including a stunning 22-cent price leap in the Cleveland area, which also includes portions of the Ohio Turnpike. Prices surged along the Gulf Coast and much of the East Coast, as well.
Truckers got hit with a price increase in diesel this week, according to the E.I.A. While diesel prices did not rise as much as the cost of gasoline, the average price of diesel still pushed up over two-cents 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:
$2.853: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.614: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.400: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.297: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.303: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.290: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.279: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.235: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.124: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.839: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.739: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.630: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.605: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.623: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.505: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.481: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.414: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.