Gas Price Report For February 5, 2018

Gas price trend for week of February 5, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices continued their upward trajectory during the past week, according to the latest weekly price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded, according to the E.I.A., is now nearly $2.64, up another three cents on the week.

Every region was hit hard this week, particularly the West Coast, where prices jumped nearly six cents per gallon. Prices nudged upward in the Rockies, up just over a penny; and across the Gulf Coast and Central Atlantic, prices went up about two cents per gallon. In most other regions, price increases were generally around the national average of three cents per gallon. 

Truck drivers got hit once more, but the diesel price increase not as steep this week. The nation’s average price for a gallon of diesel increased about a penny and a half per gallon, pushing the cost of diesel to about $3.09.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

01/22/18 01/29/18 02/05/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.567 2.607 2.637 values are up 0.030 values are up 0.344
East Coast (PADD1) 2.556 2.587 2.614 values are up 0.027 values are up 0.313
  New England (PADD1A) 2.573 2.606 2.638 values are up 0.032 values are up 0.344
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.679 2.723 2.743 values are up 0.020 values are up 0.311
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.459 2.480 2.510 values are up 0.030 values are up 0.304
Midwest (PADD2) 2.469 2.510 2.535 values are up 0.025 values are up 0.354
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.309 2.347 2.368 values are up 0.021 values are up 0.297
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.472 2.483 2.496 values are up 0.013 values are up 0.263
West Coast (PADD5) 3.024 3.088 3.145 values are up 0.057 values are up 0.445
  West Coast less California 2.704 2.729 2.756 values are up 0.027 values are up 0.273

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

01/22/18 01/29/18 02/05/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.025 3.070 3.086 values are up 0.016 values are up 0.528
East Coast (PADD1) 3.078 3.112 3.133 values are up 0.021 values are up 0.515
  New England (PADD1A) 3.136 3.160 3.188 values are up 0.028 values are up 0.527
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.276 3.306 3.324 values are up 0.018 values are up 0.561
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.929 2.968 2.988 values are up 0.020 values are up 0.480
Midwest (PADD2) 2.971 3.030 3.044 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.552
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.815 2.868 2.874 values are up 0.006 values are up 0.471
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.955 2.967 2.981 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.466
West Coast (PADD5) 3.395 3.434 3.460 values are up 0.026 values are up 0.604
  West Coast less California 3.083 3.120 3.144 values are up 0.024 values are up 0.396
  California 3.643 3.683 3.711 values are up 0.028 values are up 0.767

*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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