Gas Price Report For August 13, 2018

Gas price trend for week of August 13, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The national average cost of gas dropped about a penny per gallon during the past week, according to the latest weekly fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The weekly E.I.A. report shows the nation’s average gas price, for regular unleaded, is now about $2.84 per gallon.

The Midwest led the nation in overall regional price declines, where the average cost for gas dipped well over two cents per gallon. Midwest price declines were highest across Ohio, where the average price per gallon plunged over ten cents. Meanwhile, drivers across the Lower Atlantic and Rocky Mountain states were hit with the most noticeable price increases, according to the E.I.A.

The cost of diesel was moderately lower in all regions this week, helping lead the national average cost of diesel down a little more than a half-penny per gallon. The E.I.A. reports the national average cost of diesel is now about $3.22 per gallon.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

07/30/18 08/06/18 08/13/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.846 2.852 2.843 values are down -0.009 values are up 0.459
East Coast (PADD1) 2.790 2.802 2.803 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.476
  New England (PADD1A) 2.884 2.890 2.882 values are down -0.008 values are up 0.504
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.923 2.930 2.927 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.473
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.680 2.699 2.703 values are up 0.004 values are up 0.485
Midwest (PADD2) 2.767 2.773 2.748 values are down -0.025 values are up 0.449
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.593 2.590 2.586 values are down -0.004 values are up 0.441
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.913 2.924 2.944 values are up 0.020 values are up 0.518
West Coast (PADD5) 3.349 3.342 3.329 values are down -0.013 values are up 0.464
  West Coast less California 3.156 3.146 3.132 values are down -0.014 values are up 0.523

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

07/30/18 08/06/18 08/13/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.226 3.223 3.217 values are down -0.006 values are up 0.619
East Coast (PADD1) 3.223 3.222 3.219 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.595
  New England (PADD1A) 3.274 3.271 3.265 values are down -0.006 values are up 0.640
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.390 3.393 3.387 values are down -0.006 values are up 0.626
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.096 3.093 3.091 values are down -0.002 values are up 0.564
Midwest (PADD2) 3.156 3.151 3.139 values are down -0.012 values are up 0.569
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.997 2.995 2.990 values are down -0.005 values are up 0.580
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.361 3.361 3.358 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.658
West Coast (PADD5) 3.720 3.717 3.714 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.837
  West Coast less California 3.437 3.432 3.425 values are down -0.007 values are up 0.637
  California 3.945 3.943 3.942 values are down -0.001 values are up 0.993

*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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