Gas Price Report For December 11, 2017

Gas price trend for week of December 11, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices gave holiday drivers another break this week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The weekly E.I.A. fuel price survey reports gas prices declined another one-and-a-half cents, on average, bringing the nation’s average cost for a gallon of regular unleaded down to about $2.49.

Average regional prices were down in all but one survey district, according to the E.I.A. Drivers across the Midwest, who had been enjoying steep price declines, felt a pinch at the pump this week as prices went up almost two cents per gallon. Across the broad West Coast, the average cost of gas finally fell below the $3.00 threshold for the first time in weeks.

Truck drivers finally caught a better break this week, as the nation’s average cost of diesel fell nearly in line with regular petroleum. Diesel prices dipped, nationally, by 1.2¢ per gallon, settling at $2.91.

Fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

11/27/17 12/04/17 12/11/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.533 2.500 2.485 values are down -0.015 values are up 0.249
East Coast (PADD1) 2.508 2.491 2.465 values are down -0.026 values are up 0.206
  New England (PADD1A) 2.584 2.575 2.546 values are down -0.029 values are up 0.289
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.632 2.616 2.589 values are down -0.027 values are up 0.226
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.392 2.373 2.348 values are down -0.025 values are up 0.167
Midwest (PADD2) 2.422 2.357 2.371 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.209
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.262 2.250 2.216 values are down -0.034 values are up 0.208
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.538 2.534 2.514 values are down -0.020 values are up 0.392
West Coast (PADD5) 3.035 3.006 2.974 values are down -0.032 values are up 0.418
  West Coast less California 2.750 2.739 2.724 values are down -0.015 values are up 0.356

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

11/27/17 12/04/17 12/11/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.926 2.922 2.910 values are down -0.012 values are up 0.417
East Coast (PADD1) 2.907 2.904 2.901 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.381
  New England (PADD1A) 2.881 2.897 2.900 values are up 0.003 values are up 0.353
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.074 3.062 3.060 values are down -0.002 values are up 0.427
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.794 2.794 2.788 values are down -0.006 values are up 0.359
Midwest (PADD2) 2.884 2.877 2.863 values are down -0.014 values are up 0.417
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.712 2.713 2.705 values are down -0.008 values are up 0.334
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.026 3.019 2.991 values are down -0.028 values are up 0.544
West Coast (PADD5) 3.380 3.373 3.344 values are down -0.029 values are up 0.572
  West Coast less California 3.113 3.106 3.072 values are down -0.034 values are up 0.382
  California 3.597 3.585 3.560 values are down -0.025 values are up 0.723

*PADD stands for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts. Charts from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/

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