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