Gas Price Report For September 3, 2018

Editor’s note: Due to the Labor Day holiday on September 3, 2018, government figures were released September 4, 2018. This report was written during a holiday week for TurnpikeInfo.com; as a result, the news summary is abridged. Normal coverage will resume next week.

Las Vegas, NV – The nation’s average gas prices settled somewhat lower this week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration; however, prices from region to region were mixed, by the data in this week’s fuel price survey. The E.I.A. reports the current national average gas price is just over $2.84 per gallon of regular unleaded.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

08/20/18 08/27/18 09/03/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.821 2.827 2.824 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.145
East Coast (PADD1) 2.777 2.764 2.775 values are up 0.011 values are up 0.052
  New England (PADD1A) 2.863 2.851 2.855 values are up 0.004 values are up 0.110
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.910 2.903 2.909 values are up 0.006 values are up 0.105
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.670 2.653 2.669 values are up 0.016 values are up 0.013
Midwest (PADD2) 2.730 2.760 2.731 values are down -0.029 values are up 0.192
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.568 2.569 2.549 values are down -0.020 values are up 0.043
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.963 2.994 3.007 values are up 0.013 values are up 0.401
West Coast (PADD5) 3.307 3.310 3.329 values are up 0.019 values are up 0.312
  West Coast less California 3.118 3.110 3.123 values are up 0.013 values are up 0.360

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

08/20/18 08/27/18 09/03/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.207 3.226 3.252 values are up 0.026 values are up 0.494
East Coast (PADD1) 3.207 3.219 3.235 values are up 0.016 values are up 0.450
  New England (PADD1A) 3.261 3.267 3.270 values are up 0.003 values are up 0.547
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.380 3.385 3.399 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.513
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.076 3.094 3.114 values are up 0.020 values are up 0.389
Midwest (PADD2) 3.129 3.153 3.191 values are up 0.038 values are up 0.484
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.981 3.004 3.035 values are up 0.031 values are up 0.420
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.349 3.364 3.364 no change 0.000 values are up 0.566
West Coast (PADD5) 3.706 3.719 3.742 values are up 0.023 values are up 0.698
  West Coast less California 3.423 3.433 3.469 values are up 0.036 values are up 0.538
  California 3.929 3.945 3.959 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.824

*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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