Gas Price Report For December 25, 2017

Editor’s Note: Report released December 26, 2017 due to the Christmas holiday.
Gas price trend for week of December 25, 2017 Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s gas prices continued to give ground for most Americans during the week leading up to the Christmas holiday, according to the latest fuel price survey released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. However, a sudden spike in prices across the Midwest, coupled with higher prices across California, pushed the nation’s average gas price upward by over two cents to $2.47 per gallon. As stated previously, drivers in most regions enjoyed slightly lower gas prices, typically in the range of one to two cents per gallon. In fact, aside from a spike in California prices, the motorists in the broader West Coast region enjoyed about three-cent’s worth of price declines, on average. Prices in the Midwest jumped by nearly nine cents per gallon. Truck drivers were not so lucky this week, with regionally-mixed price movements for diesel fuel, according to the E.I.A. Across the Rocky Mountains and the West Coast, diesel prices went down by about a penny to a penny and a half per gallon this week. East of the Continental Divide, it was a different story, with diesel prices rising up to two cents per gallon, particularly across the Midwest. Fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

  12/11/17 12/18/17 12/25/17   week ago year ago
U.S. 2.485 2.450 2.472   values are up 0.022 values are up 0.163
East Coast (PADD1) 2.465 2.438 2.426   values are down -0.012 values are up 0.113
  New England (PADD1A) 2.546 2.525 2.510   values are down -0.015 values are up 0.199
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.589 2.571 2.555   values are down -0.016 values are up 0.139
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.348 2.313 2.304   values are down -0.009 values are up 0.067
Midwest (PADD2) 2.371 2.324 2.409   values are up 0.085 values are up 0.129
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.216 2.164 2.170   values are up 0.006 values are up 0.090
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.514 2.476 2.450   values are down -0.026 values are up 0.275
West Coast (PADD5) 2.974 2.961 2.966   values are up 0.005 values are up 0.374
  West Coast less California 2.724 2.710 2.677   values are down -0.033 values are up 0.282

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

  12/11/17 12/18/17 12/25/17   week ago year ago
U.S. 2.910 2.901 2.903   values are up 0.002 values are up 0.363
East Coast (PADD1) 2.901 2.897 2.904   values are up 0.007 values are up 0.331
  New England (PADD1A) 2.900 2.924 2.943   values are up 0.019 values are up 0.332
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.060 3.060 3.068   values are up 0.008 values are up 0.381
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.788 2.778 2.782   values are up 0.004 values are up 0.304
Midwest (PADD2) 2.863 2.853 2.854   values are up 0.001 values are up 0.365
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.705 2.697 2.708   values are up 0.011 values are up 0.287
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.991 2.958 2.948   values are down -0.010 values are up 0.432
West Coast (PADD5) 3.344 3.327 3.312   values are down -0.015 values are up 0.505
  West Coast less California 3.072 3.044 3.026   values are down -0.018 values are up 0.299
  California 3.560 3.552 3.539   values are down -0.013 values are up 0.668

*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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