Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s average price of gas fell an even three cents per gallon over the past seven days, according to the weekly fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In the past three weeks, the nation’s gas prices have fallen, on average, about 11¢ per gallon. This week’s E.I.A. report shows the cost of regular unleaded has fallen to $2.29 per gallon.
Regionally, prices were down across the board, with strong declines in the Lower Atlantic states, where prices fell over a nickel per gallon. Prices were down only slightly in the Midwest, coming off a near seven-cent price drop just last week.
Truckers got some good news, as diesel prices also declined on the week. Prices fell just over two cents per gallon to settle at $2.47. As with regular gas, prices for diesel fell in all regions.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.826: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.606: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.389: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.365: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.295: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.227: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.171: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.104: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.053: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.757: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.670: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.592: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.577: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.516: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.396: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.386: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.305: PADD 3 GULF COAST