Gas Price Report For July 30, 2018

Gas price trend for week of July 30, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – After a week in which drivers were given a little break at the pump, gas prices reversed course this week and took a little back. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average price for a gallon of gas went up nearly two cents per gallon to about $2.85.

Prices went up in most regions, although drivers across the Rocky Mountains and the West Coast enjoyed a price break. Elsewhere, price increases ranged from just over a penny per gallon to about two cents per gallon. For drivers across the Midwest, used to volatile price changes, this week’s E.I.A. survey shows prices jumped nearly three cents per gallon, the highest regional price increase in the U.S.

The cost of diesel went up slightly for truckers in most regions, although prices dipped slightly across the Rocky Mountains. For most truckers, the E.I.A. reports the average cost for a gallon of diesel ticked upward nearly a penny per gallon to about $3.23.

This week’s average fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

07/16/18 07/23/18 07/30/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.865 2.831 2.846 values are up 0.015 values are up 0.494
East Coast (PADD1) 2.801 2.776 2.790 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.484
  New England (PADD1A) 2.888 2.875 2.884 values are up 0.009 values are up 0.527
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.932 2.907 2.923 values are up 0.016 values are up 0.506
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.697 2.668 2.680 values are up 0.012 values are up 0.473
Midwest (PADD2) 2.796 2.739 2.767 values are up 0.028 values are up 0.491
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.602 2.573 2.593 values are up 0.020 values are up 0.510
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.955 2.934 2.913 values are down -0.021 values are up 0.570
West Coast (PADD5) 3.378 3.358 3.349 values are down -0.009 values are up 0.516
  West Coast less California 3.185 3.165 3.156 values are down -0.009 values are up 0.577

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

07/16/18 07/23/18 07/30/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.239 3.220 3.226 values are up 0.006 values are up 0.695
East Coast (PADD1) 3.236 3.217 3.223 values are up 0.006 values are up 0.657
  New England (PADD1A) 3.283 3.269 3.274 values are up 0.005 values are up 0.684
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.405 3.389 3.390 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.684
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.108 3.087 3.096 values are up 0.009 values are up 0.634
Midwest (PADD2) 3.171 3.142 3.156 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.670
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 3.004 2.993 2.997 values are up 0.004 values are up 0.638
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.370 3.369 3.361 values are down -0.008 values are up 0.746
West Coast (PADD5) 3.741 3.718 3.720 values are up 0.002 values are up 0.904
  West Coast less California 3.456 3.436 3.437 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.733
  California 3.968 3.943 3.945 values are up 0.002 values are up 1.038

*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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