Gas Price Report For September 24, 2018

Gas price trend for week of September 24, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices are trickling higher for most drivers across the United States, according to the latest weekly fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A.’s weekly survey shows the cost of gas moved slightly higher this week, about a third of a penny, on average, but not enough to change the nation’s average gas price, which remains $2.84 per gallon.

Prices by region swung in different directions, according to the weekly survey. Across much of the East Coast, drivers experienced price declines of between one and two cents per gallon. The dip in retail costs was more than two cents per gallon across the Lower Atlantic, according to E.I.A. figures. However, drivers across the Midwest were socked with another stiff price hike, this time nearly three cents per gallon, on average, adding to a spate of weekly price increases in that region.

Diesel prices increased by about a third of penny per gallon, on average, according to the E.I.A. As with regular gas, the national average did not move, remaining at about $3.27 per gallon.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

09/10/18 09/17/18 09/24/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.833 2.841 2.844 values are up 0.003 values are up 0.261
East Coast (PADD1) 2.786 2.788 2.772 values are down -0.016 values are up 0.130
  New England (PADD1A) 2.864 2.869 2.856 values are down -0.013 values are up 0.152
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.928 2.929 2.906 values are down -0.023 values are up 0.205
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.674 2.676 2.664 values are down -0.012 values are up 0.084
Midwest (PADD2) 2.740 2.761 2.789 values are up 0.028 values are up 0.422
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.572 2.561 2.559 values are down -0.002 values are up 0.136
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.008 3.014 3.014 no change 0.000 values are up 0.432
West Coast (PADD5) 3.336 3.344 3.350 values are up 0.006 values are up 0.346
  West Coast less California 3.128 3.127 3.131 values are up 0.004 values are up 0.366

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

09/10/18 09/17/18 09/24/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.258 3.268 3.271 values are up 0.003 values are up 0.483
East Coast (PADD1) 3.246 3.252 3.254 values are up 0.002 values are up 0.443
  New England (PADD1A) 3.255 3.267 3.270 values are up 0.003 values are up 0.508
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.407 3.415 3.416 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.491
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.131 3.135 3.136 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.396
Midwest (PADD2) 3.194 3.208 3.218 values are up 0.010 values are up 0.477
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 3.039 3.056 3.052 values are down -0.004 values are up 0.428
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.367 3.363 3.355 values are down -0.008 values are up 0.523
West Coast (PADD5) 3.746 3.755 3.759 values are up 0.004 values are up 0.656
  West Coast less California 3.465 3.473 3.473 no change 0.000 values are up 0.465
  California 3.969 3.979 3.986 values are up 0.007 values are up 0.806

*PADD stands for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts. Charts from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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