Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas finally relented during the past week, giving back some of the gains it had taken from drivers in recent weeks. The weekly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows the price of regular unleaded fell about two-and-a-half cents, on average, to $2.36.
Prices fell in most regions this week; however, prices across the West Coast and the Rockies continued to increase, according to t he E.I.A.. The weekly pricing survey shows the cost of fuels along the East Coast and around to the Gulf typically fell about two to three cents per gallon. Prices across the Midwest, where volatility is the rule, fell by a nickel per gallon, according to the weekly survey report.
This week’s price of diesel remains nearly the same as last week, according to the E.I.A. survey. The national average price of a gallon of diesel remains near $2.60 per gallon, after falling an average of just two-tenths of a penny during the past week.
Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.
Regional Gasoline Averages:
$2.886: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.641: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.454: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.434: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.363: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.303: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.249: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.187: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.118: PADD 3 GULF COAST
Regional Diesel Averages:
$2.883: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.756: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.714: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.617: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.616: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.567: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.519: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.408: PADD 3 GULF COAST