Gas Price Report For August 20, 2018

Gas price trend for week of August 20, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s gas prices took another dip during the past week, according to the latest weekly price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A. price survey shows the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas fell over two cents per gallon to $2.82.

Prices fell across nearly every region, save for the Rocky Mountains, which bucked the national trend and rose by nearly two cents per gallon. Elsewhere, prices fell across a range from one-and-a-half cents across the West Coast, sans California, to well over three cents per gallon in the Lower Atlantic states.

The cost of diesel trickled down about a penny per gallon, according to the E.I.A., about half the pace of regular gas. The E.I.A. reports the national average cost of diesel is now about $3.21 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

08/06/18 08/13/18 08/20/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.852 2.843 2.821 values are down -0.022 values are up 0.461
East Coast (PADD1) 2.802 2.803 2.777 values are down -0.026 values are up 0.474
  New England (PADD1A) 2.890 2.882 2.863 values are down -0.019 values are up 0.500
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.930 2.927 2.910 values are down -0.017 values are up 0.476
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.699 2.703 2.670 values are down -0.033 values are up 0.483
Midwest (PADD2) 2.773 2.748 2.730 values are down -0.018 values are up 0.481
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.590 2.586 2.568 values are down -0.018 values are up 0.450
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.924 2.944 2.963 values are up 0.019 values are up 0.509
West Coast (PADD5) 3.342 3.329 3.307 values are down -0.022 values are up 0.421
  West Coast less California 3.146 3.132 3.118 values are down -0.014 values are up 0.477

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

08/06/18 08/13/18 08/20/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.223 3.217 3.207 values are down -0.010 values are up 0.611
East Coast (PADD1) 3.222 3.219 3.207 values are down -0.012 values are up 0.590
  New England (PADD1A) 3.271 3.265 3.261 values are down -0.004 values are up 0.645
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.393 3.387 3.380 values are down -0.007 values are up 0.624
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.093 3.091 3.076 values are down -0.015 values are up 0.557
Midwest (PADD2) 3.151 3.139 3.129 values are down -0.010 values are up 0.562
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.995 2.990 2.981 values are down -0.009 values are up 0.573
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.361 3.358 3.349 values are down -0.009 values are up 0.635
West Coast (PADD5) 3.717 3.714 3.706 values are down -0.008 values are up 0.823
  West Coast less California 3.432 3.425 3.423 values are down -0.002 values are up 0.637
  California 3.943 3.942 3.929 values are down -0.013 values are up 0.968

*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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