Gas Price Report For April 9, 2018

Gas Price trend for week of April 9, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – After weeks of unrelenting price increases, the cost of gas leveled off for most drivers, according to this week’s fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The weekly E.I.A. report shows the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded dropped fractionally, about six-tenths of a penny, but enough of a decline to push this week’s price average to $2.69.

Prices were down by as much as two cents across the Midwest and in the Lower Atlantic states. And while most of the East Coast enjoyed about a penny drop in prices, a sharp rise in fuel costs across the Rockies and the broad West Coast region held the U.S. average back from a bigger weekly decline, according to the E.I.A. report.

For truckers, the average cost of diesel ticked up about a tenth of a penny, but the national average price remained at $3.04 per gallon.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

03/26/18 04/02/18 04/09/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.648 2.700 2.694 values are down -0.006 values are up 0.270
East Coast (PADD1) 2.592 2.647 2.638 values are down -0.009 values are up 0.264
  New England (PADD1A) 2.587 2.638 2.642 values are up 0.004 values are up 0.316
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.698 2.744 2.744 no change 0.000 values are up 0.277
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.514 2.577 2.558 values are down -0.019 values are up 0.240
Midwest (PADD2) 2.515 2.565 2.550 values are down -0.015 values are up 0.189
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.381 2.428 2.423 values are down -0.005 values are up 0.231
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.528 2.599 2.639 values are up 0.040 values are up 0.306
West Coast (PADD5) 3.274 3.327 3.330 values are up 0.003 values are up 0.457
  West Coast less California 2.906 2.958 2.998 values are up 0.040 values are up 0.359

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

03/26/18 04/02/18 04/09/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.010 3.042 3.043 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.461
East Coast (PADD1) 3.038 3.066 3.066 no change 0.000 values are up 0.446
  New England (PADD1A) 3.115 3.117 3.116 values are down -0.001 values are up 0.477
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.217 3.233 3.232 values are down -0.001 values are up 0.471
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.898 2.938 2.939 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.423
Midwest (PADD2) 2.934 2.962 2.957 values are down -0.005 values are up 0.442
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.823 2.851 2.844 values are down -0.007 values are up 0.398
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.991 3.044 3.086 values are up 0.042 values are up 0.446
West Coast (PADD5) 3.438 3.487 3.500 values are up 0.013 values are up 0.638
  West Coast less California 3.147 3.202 3.226 values are up 0.024 values are up 0.454
  California 3.669 3.714 3.717 values are up 0.003 values are up 0.782

*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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