Daily Archives: May 30, 2017

Gas Price Report For May 29*, 2017

*Memorial Day on May 29. Report released May 30, 2017.

Gas price trend for week of May 29, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas ticked up nationwide to about $2.41 per gallon of regular unleaded, according to the weekly fuel price report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. However, the price increase was less than a penny per gallon, a welcome break after a much higher increase the previous week.

Nonetheless, some regional price averages advanced at a much greater pace than the national average, according to the E.I.A. The broad West Coast region, for instance, saw prices lurch forward nearly three cents per gallon, with that region’s price average flirting with a $3.00 per gallon price point. The region is heavily influenced by prices in California, where drivers have been paying in excess of $3.00 for most of May, according to the weekly report.

The E.I.A. report had bad news for truckers and diesel-car owners, as the average price of diesel surged over three cents on the week. The national average now stands at $2.57 per gallon.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.959: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.668: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.466: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.410: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.422: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.341: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.301: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.227: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.155: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.843: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.751: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.661: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.622: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.608: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.512: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.505: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.423: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Alligator Alley To Remain Open While Winds Cooperate

Alligator Alley signA dispatcher with the Florida Highway Patrol confirmed this evening there are no plans to close Alligator Alley tonight. Alligator Alley comprises a section of Interstate 75 in Florida, connecting the east coast and west coast at the south end of the peninsula. The trooper told TurnpikeInfo.com that winds had shifted direction, making for more favorable driving conditions.

Smoke from nearby wildfires, in the Everglades, forced the FHP to close Alligator Alley Monday night around 6 p.m. The roadway was open again this morning.

Severe wildfires have forced the closure of Alligator Alley in the past, including a spate of closures in the spring of 2009 that impacted drivers for about a week.