Gas Price Report For July 31, 2017

Prices Begin Later Summer Surge

Regional Prices Up Double Digits For The Month, In Some Areas

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s average gas price once again pushed upward, although this week’s increase felt something more like a shove. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded went up four cents to $2.35.

Gas price trend for week of July 31, 2017

Prices were up in all regions this week, and all survey districts ended up for the month, somewhat substantially for the Midwest and Lower Atlantic states, which had monthly gains of 14¢ and 13¢, respectively. The broad West Coast and California – ironically, where prices are highest – had the lowest price increases of the month, only about 2¢.

Diesel fuel prices also went up this week. Once again, prices were not up as much as with gasoline, but truckers are paying another two-and-a-half cents per gallon for fuel, versus last week, according to the E.I.A. Nationally, prices have settled at $2.53 per gallon, though range from as little as $2.36 on the Gulf Coast to as much as $2.91 in California.

Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.833: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.579: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.417: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.343: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.357: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.306: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.276: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.207: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.083: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.704: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.706: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.615: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.590: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.566: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.486: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.462: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.359: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.

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