Gas Price Report For September 17, 2018

Gas price trend for week of September 17, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices continue an upward trek into the waning days of summer, as detailed in the latest figures released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A. reports the cost of regular unleaded pushed upward by nearly a penny per gallon, on average, to $2.84. The figures are included in the E.I.A.’s weekly fuel price survey.

Prices were up in all regions, save for the Gulf Coast, where prices fell by over a penny. However, price increases were relatively modest across the East Coast, where many drivers saw prices remain mostly flat. However, the Midwest, with a history of volatile price swings, outpaced the rest of the nation this week, as prices in that region moved more than two cents higher per gallon, on average.

State by state, Ohio and Colorado had some of the strongest price increases this week, the E.I.A. reported. In Ohio, nestled in the heart of the Midwest, prices shot up by about a nickel per gallon. That increase was led in part by strong price hikes across Cleveland, where increases were as much as seven cents per gallon.

Diesel prices increased by about a penny per gallon this week, according to the E.I.A. The average price for a gallon of diesel is now about $3.27.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

09/03/18 09/10/18 09/17/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.824 2.833 2.841 values are up 0.008 values are up 0.207
East Coast (PADD1) 2.775 2.786 2.788 values are up 0.002 values are up 0.097
  New England (PADD1A) 2.855 2.864 2.869 values are up 0.005 values are up 0.129
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.909 2.928 2.929 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.165
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.669 2.674 2.676 values are up 0.002 values are up 0.054
Midwest (PADD2) 2.731 2.740 2.761 values are up 0.021 values are up 0.315
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.549 2.572 2.561 values are down -0.011 values are up 0.096
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.007 3.008 3.014 values are up 0.006 values are up 0.415
West Coast (PADD5) 3.329 3.336 3.344 values are up 0.008 values are up 0.322
  West Coast less California 3.123 3.128 3.127 values are down -0.001 values are up 0.348

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

 

09/03/18 09/10/18 09/17/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.252 3.258 3.268 values are up 0.010 values are up 0.477
East Coast (PADD1) 3.235 3.246 3.252 values are up 0.006 values are up 0.438
  New England (PADD1A) 3.270 3.255 3.267 values are up 0.012 values are up 0.502
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.399 3.407 3.415 values are up 0.008 values are up 0.496
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.114 3.131 3.135 values are up 0.004 values are up 0.386
Midwest (PADD2) 3.191 3.194 3.208 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.465
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 3.035 3.039 3.056 values are up 0.017 values are up 0.417
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.364 3.367 3.363 values are down -0.004 values are up 0.550
West Coast (PADD5) 3.742 3.746 3.755 values are up 0.009 values are up 0.652
  West Coast less California 3.469 3.465 3.473 values are up 0.008 values are up 0.464
  California 3.959 3.969 3.979 values are up 0.010 values are up 0.800

*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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