Gas Price Report For August 6, 2018

Gas price trend for week of August 6, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices inched their way upward during the past week, but many drivers may not notice much change in the price at the pump. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded went up less than a penny per gallon, and the average U.S. gas price remains the same at about $2.85 per gallon.

Prices were fairly flat in many regions. However, drivers on the East Coast and in the Rocky Mountains were hit with about a penny per gallon price hike, and drivers across the Lower Atlantic region paid about two cents extra at  the pump this week, according to the E.I.A. Prices dipped by about a penny per gallon on the West Coast.

The cost of diesel was primarily flat for truckers in most regions, although the E.I.A. reported that prices fell marginally in nearly every region. The price movement was hardly enough to change the national average cost of a gallon of diesel, which remains 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

07/23/18 07/30/18 08/06/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.831 2.846 2.852 values are up 0.006 values are up 0.474
East Coast (PADD1) 2.776 2.790 2.802 values are up 0.012 values are up 0.466
  New England (PADD1A) 2.875 2.884 2.890 values are up 0.006 values are up 0.506
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.907 2.923 2.930 values are up 0.007 values are up 0.460
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.668 2.680 2.699 values are up 0.019 values are up 0.478
Midwest (PADD2) 2.739 2.767 2.773 values are up 0.006 values are up 0.489
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.573 2.593 2.590 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.436
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.934 2.913 2.924 values are up 0.011 values are up 0.534
West Coast (PADD5) 3.358 3.349 3.342 values are down -0.007 values are up 0.500
  West Coast less California 3.165 3.156 3.146 values are down -0.010 values are up 0.558

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

07/23/18 07/30/18 08/06/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.220 3.226 3.223 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.642
East Coast (PADD1) 3.217 3.223 3.222 values are down -0.001 values are up 0.609
  New England (PADD1A) 3.269 3.274 3.271 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.653
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.389 3.390 3.393 values are up 0.003 values are up 0.642
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.087 3.096 3.093 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.579
Midwest (PADD2) 3.142 3.156 3.151 values are down -0.005 values are up 0.608
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.993 2.997 2.995 values are down -0.002 values are up 0.585
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.369 3.361 3.361 no change 0.000 values are up 0.688
West Coast (PADD5) 3.718 3.720 3.717 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.869
  West Coast less California 3.436 3.437 3.432 values are down -0.005 values are up 0.685
  California 3.943 3.945 3.943 values are down -0.002 values are up 1.013

*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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