Gas Price Report For October 1, 2018

Gas price trend for week of October 1, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices stopped trickling higher during the past week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, instead flowing freely upward more than two cents per gallon, with stronger surges in key regions. On average, U.S. drivers are paying about $2.87 this week for a gallon of regular unleaded, according to the E.I.A.’s weekly price survey.

Prices spiked on the West Coast, particularly in California, as prices drove more than six cents higher, regionally, and nearly ten cents higher in the Golden State, according to the E.I.A.  In the Lower Atlantic region, drivers watched prices lurch over four cents per gallon during the past week, by the E.I.A. survey. Prices along the Gulf Coast moved upward by more than three cents per gallon.

Nationwide, the news was worse for truckers, by a factor of two. Diesel prices increased by more than four cents per gallon, on average, according to the E.I.A. The national average cost for diesel is now over $3.31 per gallon.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

09/17/18 09/24/18 10/01/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.841 2.844 2.866 values are up 0.022 values are up 0.301
East Coast (PADD1) 2.788 2.772 2.794 values are up 0.022 values are up 0.202
  New England (PADD1A) 2.869 2.856 2.857 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.192
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.929 2.906 2.905 values are down -0.001 values are up 0.252
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.676 2.664 2.707 values are up 0.043 values are up 0.182
Midwest (PADD2) 2.761 2.789 2.790 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.388
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.561 2.559 2.593 values are up 0.034 values are up 0.212
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.014 3.014 3.000 values are down -0.014 values are up 0.433
West Coast (PADD5) 3.344 3.350 3.412 values are up 0.062 values are up 0.437
  West Coast less California 3.127 3.131 3.149 values are up 0.018 values are up 0.408

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

09/17/18 09/24/18 10/01/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.268 3.271 3.313 values are up 0.042 values are up 0.521
East Coast (PADD1) 3.252 3.254 3.292 values are up 0.038 values are up 0.473
  New England (PADD1A) 3.267 3.270 3.305 values are up 0.035 values are up 0.538
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.415 3.416 3.447 values are up 0.031 values are up 0.513
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.135 3.136 3.180 values are up 0.044 values are up 0.432
Midwest (PADD2) 3.208 3.218 3.278 values are up 0.060 values are up 0.531
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 3.056 3.052 3.079 values are up 0.027 values are up 0.464
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.363 3.355 3.367 values are up 0.012 values are up 0.507
West Coast (PADD5) 3.755 3.759 3.802 values are up 0.043 values are up 0.693
  West Coast less California 3.473 3.473 3.506 values are up 0.033 values are up 0.488
  California 3.979 3.986 4.038 values are up 0.052 values are up 0.856

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

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