Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s average price of gas went up nearly a penny per gallon during the past week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A. weekly fuel price survey shows the cost of a gallon of regular unleaded increased by about eight-tenths of a penny. However, due to rounding, the average gas price remained unchanged at $2.41 per gallon, despite the increase.
Regional price averages were mixed nationwide, according to the weekly survey. The West Coast region, the where prices are the highest, enjoyed a slight decline in prices. The Gulf Coast, where prices are the cheapest, saw prices at the pump go up slightly.
The E.I.A. report had better news for truckers this week, as prices went down in nearly all regions or, at the worst, barely moved upward. Nationwide, the average price of a gallon of diesel fuel is $2.56, down from $2.57 last week.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.942: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.662: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.455: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.400: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.431: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.346: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.322: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.249: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.171: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.836: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.744: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.664: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.624: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.599: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.505: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.490: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.417: PADD 3 GULF COAST