Gas Price Report For March 12, 2018

Gas price trend for week of March 12, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The average cost of gas went down for many drivers across the United States, according to this week’s gas price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. However, price surges across some regions kept the national price average in check, holding the figure to about $2.56 per gallon.

Drivers saw bigger price dips across the Lower Atlantic and broader East Coast, according to this week’s price survey. Prices fell nearly four cents across the Lower Atlantic and about three cents across the East Coast. A sudden uptick in prices hit drivers in California, while a smaller hike struck across the general West Coast region.

Truckers got better news across all regions, with this week’s E.I.A. survey. Aside from California, where prices were flat this week, prices declined in all regions, according to the report. The average cost of diesel is now about $2.98 per gallon, the second consecutive week the fuel has cost less than $3.00.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

02/26/18 03/05/18 03/12/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.548 2.560 2.559 values are down -0.001 values are up 0.236
East Coast (PADD1) 2.530 2.534 2.509 values are down -0.025 values are up 0.236
  New England (PADD1A) 2.582 2.565 2.554 values are down -0.011 values are up 0.295
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.664 2.647 2.630 values are down -0.017 values are up 0.244
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.414 2.440 2.404 values are down -0.036 values are up 0.213
Midwest (PADD2) 2.405 2.428 2.439 values are up 0.011 values are up 0.222
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.250 2.278 2.274 values are down -0.004 values are up 0.199
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.454 2.437 2.423 values are down -0.014 values are up 0.118
West Coast (PADD5) 3.136 3.141 3.170 values are up 0.029 values are up 0.319
  West Coast less California 2.751 2.770 2.787 values are up 0.017 values are up 0.203

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

02/26/18 03/05/18 03/12/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.007 2.992 2.976 values are down -0.016 values are up 0.412
East Coast (PADD1) 3.057 3.046 3.024 values are down -0.022 values are up 0.407
  New England (PADD1A) 3.127 3.126 3.107 values are down -0.019 values are up 0.479
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.255 3.240 3.221 values are down -0.019 values are up 0.460
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.906 2.894 2.871 values are down -0.023 values are up 0.359
Midwest (PADD2) 2.947 2.920 2.899 values are down -0.021 values are up 0.408
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.797 2.793 2.782 values are down -0.011 values are up 0.363
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.936 2.910 2.903 values are down -0.007 values are up 0.286
West Coast (PADD5) 3.397 3.392 3.386 values are down -0.006 values are up 0.540
  West Coast less California 3.064 3.064 3.052 values are down -0.012 values are up 0.316
  California 3.660 3.652 3.652 no change 0.000 values are up 0.716

*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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