Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices started the month of May with a price drop, the first in several weeks, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded fell nearly four cents, according to the E.I.A., to start May at $2.41. That relief impacted drivers in all regions this week, as reported in the weekly E.I.A. price survey, with the Midwest and Lower Atlantic states enjoying the larges price breaks.
The price of diesel did not move so dramatically for most truckers, according to the E.I.A. survey. The cost of diesel was mixed, with most regions enjoying a slight decline in prices. Nationwide, the cost of diesel now averages about $2.58, which is down just over a penny from last week.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.879: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.668: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.496: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.387: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.404: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.403: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.300: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.290: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.196: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.864: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.773: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.666: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.653: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.624: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.516: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.513: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.435: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.