Fort Lauderdale, FL – The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded took a plunge on the week, according to the latest weekly survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. For the first time in weeks, the nation’s average gas price fell nearly a nickel per gallon to $2.37.
Prices in all regions declined, with the lowest drop found across the Rocky Mountain states, where prices only fell about a penny per gallon. The Midwest enjoyed the biggest break, with prices falling an average 7.4¢ per gallon, according to the E.I.A.
The E.I.A. report had as much good news for truckers this week, as average price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell to $2.52 per gallon, down an even four cents from last week.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.892: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.642: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.431: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.422: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.349: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.310: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.248: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.207: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.141: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.805: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.711: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.644: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.614: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.569: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.459: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.454: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.368: PADD 3 GULF COAST
This story as been corrected to update the weekly price average for diesel fuel in the West Coast region. The previous report showed diesel prices on the West Coast averaged $2.681 per gallon. This figure has been corrected to $2.805 per gallon.