Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas barely budged this week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Most regional price averages declined on the week, according to the weekly E.I.A. district survey, but there was a penny per gallon increase across California, and a stiff increase of nearly four cents per gallon in the volatile Midwest region. That kept the national average price decline in check, at a mere third of a penny per gallon. As a consequence, the nation’s average gas price held this week at $2.37 per gallon.
The price of diesel dropped over two cents per gallon, however, according to the E.I.A. report. That price decline was fairly evenly met across most regions, although California enjoyed a bigger price dip. Nationally, the E.I.A. reports the cost of diesel is now $2.54 per gallon.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.872: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.643: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.437: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.384: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.367: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.320: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.268: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.218: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.129: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.824: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.737: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.626: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.626: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.595: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.488: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.479: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.382: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.