Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s average gas price retreated this week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded stands at about $2.28, down about two cents on the week. The decline comes after a sudden uptick in prices last week, which had followed four weeks of steady price dips.
Region-by-region, prices were down across the board. Last week’s shocking price increase in the Midwest was offset by a decline this week of over four cents per gallon. That contributed most to the decline in the national price average.
Prices for diesel fuel did not follow the trend of its petroleum counterpart this week, to the dismay of truckers. The U.S. average diesel prices are now $2.49 per gallon, after going up another penny per gallon, on average, this week, the E.I.A. reported.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.807: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.588: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.351: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.329: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.271: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.214: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.181: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.095: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.028: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.771: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.678: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.587: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.573: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.532: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.438: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.420: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.324: PADD 3 GULF COAST