Fort Lauderdale, FL – After four straight price declines, the nation’s average fuel costs have gone up, according to the weekly fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A. weekly report shows the nation’s average gas price went up nearly four cents per gallon to start the week at $2.30.
The region-by-region tally was not quite as bad, however, as most drivers endured only slight increases in fuel prices. It was a stunning nine-cent increase in gas prices across the Midwest that contributed the most to the increase in the national price average. Prices across New England and Rocky Mountain states actually declined, albeit only slightly.
Last week’s reversal of fortune for truckers continued into this week, as diesel prices edged up another penny per gallon. U.S. average diesel prices are now $2.48 per gallon, the E.I.A. reported this week.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.817: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.596: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.356: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.341: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.282: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.225: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.222: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.104: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.032: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.771: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.672: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.584: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.578: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.523: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.421: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.407: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.311: PADD 3 GULF COAST