*Columbus Day on October 8. Report released October 9, 2018.
Fort Lauderdale, FL – The cost of gas continued moving higher during the past week, according to the latest weekly fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A.’s regional price report shows the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded is now over $2.90, after moving upward nearly four cents during the past week. Prices continued to spike on the West Coast, settling over $3.47 per gallon for the average driver in that region, as prices jumped over six cents for the second consecutive week. Drivers in the Lower Atlantic states, facing the potential landfall of Hurricane Michael this week, watched as prices pushed up to nearly $2.75 per gallon. Only drivers in the Rocky Mountain states avoided a price surge, as prices remained flat across that region, according to the E.I.A. The news was practically grim for truckers, who watched as prices jumped by over seven cents per gallon this week, according to the E.I.A., marking nearly 12 cents in increases in the past two weeks, alone. The national average diesel price is now nearly $3.39 per gallon, according to the weekly price report. This week’s average fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.
E.I.A. Gas Price Survey
E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey
*PADD stands for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts. Charts from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey