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About Danny Pryor

Danny Pryor is a media, content and web developer with a long history in broadcast and print journalism. He is also the executive director of Turnpike Information Company. Danny has earned two awards from the Associated Press for his work in media, including Best Individual Achievement for Large Market Radio in Miami. He resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Gas Price Report For November 20, 2017

Gas price trend for week of November 20, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, the nation’s average fuel prices relented in their recent spate of price hikes. The latest report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded has fallen about two cents to $2.57. The decline marks the first time in November that drivers have received any good news, where it concerns gas prices.

Fuel prices were down across nearly all of the E.I.A.’s survey districts, including the West Coast, where average prices slipped over the $3.00 mark earlier this month. Prices were flat across the bulk of the Rocky Mountains.

Truckers got mixed news from this week’s E.I.A. report, however, as the national average was flat. Region by region, prices were down about a penny across the West Coast, Midwest and Gulf Coast; however, prices surged along the Lower Atlantic by nearly four cents, while the broad East Coast saw diesel prices up by over a penny per gallon. According to the E.I.A., the nation’s average cost for a gallon of diesel is now about $2.91.

Fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

11/06/17 11/13/17 11/20/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.561 2.592 2.568 values are down -0.024 values are up 0.413
East Coast (PADD1) 2.477 2.546 2.526 values are down -0.020 values are up 0.354
  New England (PADD1A) 2.563 2.600 2.593 values are down -0.007 values are up 0.396
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.611 2.658 2.646 values are down -0.012 values are up 0.355
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.350 2.446 2.415 values are down -0.031 values are up 0.340
Midwest (PADD2) 2.546 2.525 2.497 values are down -0.028 values are up 0.483
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.249 2.302 2.285 values are down -0.017 values are up 0.367
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.538 2.542 2.542 no change 0.000 values are up 0.357
West Coast (PADD5) 3.049 3.084 3.051 values are down -0.033 values are up 0.460
  West Coast less California 2.714 2.756 2.758 values are up 0.002 values are up 0.336

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

11/06/17 11/13/17 11/20/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.882 2.915 2.912 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.491
East Coast (PADD1) 2.848 2.884 2.896 values are up 0.012 values are up 0.454
  New England (PADD1A) 2.812 2.850 2.862 values are up 0.012 values are up 0.391
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.975 3.018 3.055 values are up 0.037 values are up 0.506
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.764 2.795 2.789 values are down -0.006 values are up 0.434
Midwest (PADD2) 2.861 2.884 2.873 values are down -0.011 values are up 0.517
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.668 2.697 2.689 values are down -0.008 values are up 0.393
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.965 2.992 3.003 values are up 0.011 values are up 0.548
West Coast (PADD5) 3.332 3.390 3.378 values are down -0.012 values are up 0.648
  West Coast less California 3.075 3.120 3.107 values are down -0.013 values are up 0.470
  California 3.541 3.610 3.599 values are down -0.011 values are up 0.795
*PADD stands for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts. Charts from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/

Gas Price Report For November 13, 2017

Gas price trend for week of November 13, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s average fuel prices lurched upward once more during the past week, according to the latest fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The weekly report shows U.S. fuel prices went up another three cents this week to about $2.59 per gallon. If there is any good news in the report, it is the fact this week’s price hike is less than half the increase drivers felt last week.

Regionally, that is likely of little comfort where prices went up the most, such as in the Lower Atlantic states. Drivers in places like Georgia and Florida witnessed an average price increase near to ten cents per gallon, the highest in the nation this week. Prices along the Central Atlantic jumped by about five cents per gallon.

Truckers felt another, similar price hike at the pump this week, as prices for diesel jumped over three cents per gallon, as well. According to the E.I.A., the average cost for a gallon of diesel is now about $2.92.

Fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

10/30/17 11/06/17 11/13/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.488 2.561 2.592 values are up 0.031 values are up 0.408
East Coast (PADD1) 2.448 2.477 2.546 values are up 0.069 values are up 0.329
  New England (PADD1A) 2.553 2.563 2.600 values are up 0.037 values are up 0.375
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.553 2.611 2.658 values are up 0.047 values are up 0.337
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.337 2.350 2.446 values are up 0.096 values are up 0.308
Midwest (PADD2) 2.427 2.546 2.525 values are down -0.021 values are up 0.531
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.215 2.249 2.302 values are up 0.053 values are up 0.327
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.515 2.538 2.542 values are up 0.004 values are up 0.307
West Coast (PADD5) 2.928 3.049 3.084 values are up 0.035 values are up 0.439
  West Coast less California 2.688 2.714 2.756 values are up 0.042 values are up 0.300

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

10/30/17 11/06/17 11/13/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.819 2.882 2.915 values are up 0.033 values are up 0.472
East Coast (PADD1) 2.811 2.848 2.884 values are up 0.036 values are up 0.431
  New England (PADD1A) 2.770 2.812 2.850 values are up 0.038 values are up 0.368
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.938 2.975 3.018 values are up 0.043 values are up 0.454
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.729 2.764 2.795 values are up 0.031 values are up 0.432
Midwest (PADD2) 2.810 2.861 2.884 values are up 0.023 values are up 0.497
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.639 2.668 2.697 values are up 0.029 values are up 0.381
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.943 2.965 2.992 values are up 0.027 values are up 0.500
West Coast (PADD5) 3.111 3.332 3.390 values are up 0.058 values are up 0.633
  West Coast less California 3.020 3.075 3.120 values are up 0.045 values are up 0.463
  California 3.185 3.541 3.610 values are up 0.069 values are up 0.773

Gas Price Report For November 6, 2017

Gas price trend for week of November 6, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s average fuel prices surged during the past week, according to the latest fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A. weekly report, which surveys fuel districts across nine regions and sub-regions, found spikes in gas prices in California and across the Midwest were major factors in this week’s seven-cent price hike. The nation’s average gas price now stands at $2.56 per gallon.

Regionally, drivers across the broad West Coast region, which includes California, saw prices lurch upward over 12¢ per gallon to settle over the $3.00 mark for the first time in weeks. As a region, the West Coast prices are the highest in the country, averaging about $3.05 per gallon of regular unleaded. On the other side of the spectrum, prices along the Gulf Coast increased modestly to an average of $2.25 per gallon.

Truckers felt an equal amount of pain at the pump, as prices for diesel jumped over six cents per gallon, on average, this week, according to the E.I.A. The average cost for a gallon of diesel is now $2.88.

Fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

10/23/17 10/30/17 11/06/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.479 2.488 2.561 values are up 0.073 values are up 0.328
East Coast (PADD1) 2.447 2.448 2.477 values are up 0.029 values are up 0.237
  New England (PADD1A) 2.562 2.553 2.563 values are up 0.010 values are up 0.308
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.539 2.553 2.611 values are up 0.058 values are up 0.276
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.344 2.337 2.350 values are up 0.013 values are up 0.185
Midwest (PADD2) 2.394 2.427 2.546 values are up 0.119 values are up 0.464
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.226 2.215 2.249 values are up 0.034 values are up 0.234
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.529 2.515 2.538 values are up 0.023 values are up 0.270
West Coast (PADD5) 2.925 2.928 3.049 values are up 0.121 values are up 0.363
  West Coast less California 2.687 2.688 2.714 values are up 0.026 values are up 0.239

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

10/23/17 10/30/17 11/06/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.797 2.819 2.882 values are up 0.063 values are up 0.412
East Coast (PADD1) 2.797 2.811 2.848 values are up 0.037 values are up 0.374
  New England (PADD1A) 2.752 2.770 2.812 values are up 0.042 values are up 0.310
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.924 2.938 2.975 values are up 0.037 values are up 0.391
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.715 2.729 2.764 values are up 0.035 values are up 0.380
Midwest (PADD2) 2.779 2.810 2.861 values are up 0.051 values are up 0.436
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.614 2.639 2.668 values are up 0.029 values are up 0.328
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.917 2.943 2.965 values are up 0.022 values are up 0.433
West Coast (PADD5) 3.098 3.111 3.332 values are up 0.221 values are up 0.566
  West Coast less California 3.015 3.020 3.075 values are up 0.055 values are up 0.402
  California 3.166 3.185 3.541 values are up 0.356 values are up 0.701

Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.

Gas Price Report For October 30, 2017

Gas price trend for week of October 30, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The national average price of gas trickled back up during the past week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The weekly E.I.A. fuel price survey shows the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded trickled up about a penny to about $2.49. Even so, the cost of fuel in some regions declined by about a penny to a penny and a half per gallon.

In fact, prices in the nation’s most expensive markets actually remained the same, with the West Coast average ticking up an barely noticeable 0.3¢, on average. Meanwhile, along the Gulf Coast, where prices are the cheapest, the averages dipped by over a penny per gallon.

In what could be a portent for regular fuels, however, the cost of diesel jumped over two cents per gallon during the past week, according to the E.I.A. The average cost of a gallon of diesel is now $2.82, up from about $2.80 last week.

Fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

10/16/17 10/23/17 10/30/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.489 2.479 2.488 values are up 0.009 values are up 0.258
East Coast (PADD1) 2.470 2.447 2.448 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.229
  New England (PADD1A) 2.580 2.562 2.553 values are down -0.009 values are up 0.305
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.561 2.539 2.553 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.282
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.369 2.344 2.337 values are down -0.007 values are up 0.165
Midwest (PADD2) 2.375 2.394 2.427 values are up 0.033 values are up 0.352
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.262 2.226 2.215 values are down -0.011 values are up 0.173
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.526 2.529 2.515 values are down -0.014 values are up 0.222
West Coast (PADD5) 2.938 2.925 2.928 values are up 0.003 values are up 0.231
  West Coast less California 2.699 2.687 2.688 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.210

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

10/16/17 10/23/17 10/30/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.787 2.797 2.819 values are up 0.022 values are up 0.340
East Coast (PADD1) 2.797 2.797 2.811 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.336
  New England (PADD1A) 2.747 2.752 2.770 values are up 0.018 values are up 0.268
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.926 2.924 2.938 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.355
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.714 2.715 2.729 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.341
Midwest (PADD2) 2.757 2.779 2.810 values are up 0.031 values are up 0.367
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.612 2.614 2.639 values are up 0.025 values are up 0.286
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.886 2.917 2.943 values are up 0.026 values are up 0.402
West Coast (PADD5) 3.089 3.098 3.111 values are up 0.013 values are up 0.345
  West Coast less California 3.003 3.015 3.020 values are up 0.005 values are up 0.365
  California 3.159 3.166 3.185 values are up 0.019 values are up 0.330

Gas Price Report For October 23, 2017

Gas price trend for week of October 23, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The cost of driving went down for most Americans during the past week, according to the latest fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The weekly E.I.A. report states the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas went down about a penny. The nation’s average gas price is now $2.48 per gallon.

Prices went down by about twice the national rate for drivers along the nation’s East Coast, as well as in the Central and Lower Atlantic regions. However, costs in the Midwest went up by nearly two cents per gallon.

While the nation’s average gas prices were down, the trend was the opposite for the trucker. The E.I.A.’s diesel price survey shows the cost of diesel went up by a penny per gallon. The national average for a gallon of diesel is now about $2.80.

Fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

10/09/17 10/16/17 10/23/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.504 2.489 2.479 values are down -0.010 values are up 0.236
East Coast (PADD1) 2.522 2.470 2.447 values are down -0.023 values are up 0.215
  New England (PADD1A) 2.607 2.580 2.562 values are down -0.018 values are up 0.314
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.601 2.561 2.539 values are down -0.022 values are up 0.265
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.437 2.369 2.344 values are down -0.025 values are up 0.148
Midwest (PADD2) 2.333 2.375 2.394 values are up 0.019 values are up 0.287
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.316 2.262 2.226 values are down -0.036 values are up 0.170
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.542 2.526 2.529 values are up 0.003 values are up 0.243
West Coast (PADD5) 2.947 2.938 2.925 values are down -0.013 values are up 0.245
  West Coast less California 2.713 2.699 2.687 values are down -0.012 values are up 0.211

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

10/09/17 10/16/17 10/23/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.776 2.787 2.797 values are up 0.010 values are up 0.319
East Coast (PADD1) 2.793 2.797 2.797 no change 0.000 values are up 0.329
  New England (PADD1A) 2.751 2.747 2.752 values are up 0.005 values are up 0.267
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.919 2.926 2.924 values are down -0.002 values are up 0.343
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.712 2.714 2.715 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.337
Midwest (PADD2) 2.738 2.757 2.779 values are up 0.022 values are up 0.328
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.599 2.612 2.614 values are up 0.002 values are up 0.261
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.856 2.886 2.917 values are up 0.031 values are up 0.367
West Coast (PADD5) 3.088 3.089 3.098 values are up 0.009 values are up 0.351
  West Coast less California 2.993 3.003 3.015 values are up 0.012 values are up 0.370
  California 3.166 3.159 3.166 values are up 0.007 values are up 0.338

Gas Price Report For October 16, 2017

Las Vegas – The nation’s average gas price took another dip during the past week, according to the latest pricing survey released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A. reports the average cost for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is now $2.49, the first time the national average has been under $2.50 since Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in August.

Meanwhile, the cost of diesel went the other direction this week, causing some grief for truckers. The nation’s average cost for diesel fuel rose about a penny per gallon during the past week to $2.79, according to the E.I.A.

Fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

10/02/17 10/09/17 10/16/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.565 2.504 2.489 values are down -0.015 values are up 0.232
East Coast (PADD1) 2.592 2.522 2.470 values are down -0.052 values are up 0.233
  New England (PADD1A) 2.665 2.607 2.580 values are down -0.027 values are up 0.333
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.653 2.601 2.561 values are down -0.040 values are up 0.298
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.525 2.437 2.369 values are down -0.068 values are up 0.153
Midwest (PADD2) 2.402 2.333 2.375 values are up 0.042 values are up 0.220
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.381 2.316 2.262 values are down -0.054 values are up 0.219
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.567 2.542 2.526 values are down -0.016 values are up 0.257
West Coast (PADD5) 2.975 2.947 2.938 values are down -0.009 values are up 0.259
  West Coast less California 2.741 2.713 2.699 values are down -0.014 values are up 0.238

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

10/02/17 10/09/17 10/16/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.792 2.776 2.787 values are up 0.011 values are up 0.306
East Coast (PADD1) 2.819 2.793 2.797 values are up 0.004 values are up 0.325
  New England (PADD1A) 2.767 2.751 2.747 values are down -0.004 values are up 0.270
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.934 2.919 2.926 values are up 0.007 values are up 0.347
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.748 2.712 2.714 values are up 0.002 values are up 0.325
Midwest (PADD2) 2.747 2.738 2.757 values are up 0.019 values are up 0.299
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.615 2.599 2.612 values are up 0.013 values are up 0.255
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.860 2.856 2.886 values are up 0.030 values are up 0.340
West Coast (PADD5) 3.109 3.088 3.089 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.347
  West Coast less California 3.018 2.993 3.003 values are up 0.010 values are up 0.368
  California 3.182 3.166 3.159 values are down -0.007 values are up 0.331

Gas Price Report For October 9, 2017*

*Columbus Day on October 9, 2017. Report released October 10, 2017.

Gas price trend for week of October 9, 2017

The cost of gas continued to decline nationwide during the past week, and the pace of the declines appears to be accelerating, according to the latest fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Fuel prices, which spiked in the days following the landfall of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, have continued to fall in recent weeks. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is now just over $2.50, according to the E.I.A., down just over six cents from the previous week.

Prices fell in all regions, with survey data showing most declines well ahead of the national average. Prices across the West Coast, however, did not fall as aggressively this week, declining between two and three cents per gallon, on average.

Diesel prices dropped again this week, helping truckers. The E.I.A. report shows the national average cost of a gallon of diesel fell nearly two cents per gallon to $2.78. As with regular gasoline, most regional prices declined at a faster pace. However, prices across the Rocky Mountains remained flat on the week, according to the E.I.A. report.

Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, showing the current week and previous week. Prices are ranked from highest to lowest price.

Regional Gasoline Averages:

THIS WK / LAST WK: REGION

$2.947 / $2.975: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.713 / $2.741: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.607 / $2.665: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.601 / $2.653: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.542 / $2.567: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.522 / $2.592: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.437 / $2.525: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.333 / $2.402: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.316 / $2.381: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

THIS WK / LAST WK: REGION

$2.993 / $3.109: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.919 / $2.934: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.856 / $2.860: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.793 / $2.819: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.751 / $2.767: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.738 / $2.747: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.712 / $2.748: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.599 / $2.615: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Gas Price Report For October 2, 2017

Gas price trend for week of October 2, 2017Gas Prices Continue Their Post-Hurricanes Declines

 

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices, which soared in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and, to a much lesser extent, Irma, are continuing to come down, though not at the same pace they increased in late summer. For this week, at least, the price of gas on a nationwide basis fell nearly two cents, according to the latest nationwide price survey released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The national average now stands at $2.57 per gallon, according to the E.I.A.

Prices fell in all regions this week, except for the Midwest, where prices went up about four cents per gallon. In other regions, declines were varied, from as little as about two cents across the Rockies to nearly six cents in the Lower Atlantic states, including Florida and Georgia, which had to contend with Irma. Prices across the Gulf region returned to their status as lowest in the nation this week, according to the E.I.A. The region had ceded the distinction of cheapest gas to the Midwest during the past two weeks.

Diesel prices remained flat or increased slightly this week, the survey report reads. The average cost of diesel went up about a half penny per gallon, but due to rounding, the national average remained flat at $2.79.

Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, showing the current week and previous week. Prices are ranked from highest to lowest price.

Regional Gasoline Averages:

THIS WK / LAST WK: REGION

$2.975 / $3.004: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.741 / $2.765: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.665 / $2.704: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.653 / $2.701: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.592 / $2.642: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.567 / $2.582: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.525 / $2.580: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.402 / $2.367: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.381 / $2.423: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

THIS WK / LAST WK: REGION

$3.109 / $3.103: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.934 / $2.925: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.860 / $2.832: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.819 / $2.811: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.767 / $2.762: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.748 / $2.740: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.747 / $2.741: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.615 / $2.624: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Gas Price Report For September 25, 2017

Another Week, And Another Nickel Comes Off The Price Of Gas

Gas price trend for week of September 25, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The cost of gas fell another nickel on the week, according to the latest fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In fact, the E.I.A. report shows the cost of gas declined by exactly the same amount for the second consecutive week, 5.1¢ per gallon, a bit of an oddity in the weekly survey. Nonetheless, the price decline was good news for the nation’s drivers, now paying an average of $2.58 per gallon for regular unleaded.

Prices fell in all regions this week, though declines were varied, from as little as about two cents across the Rockies and the far West Coast, to as must as eight cents per gallon, on average, across the Midwest region. For the second time in as many weeks, that region enjoyed the lowest average fuel price in the nation, a position usually held by the Gulf Coast.

The Gulf Coast was the only region where diesel fuel prices declined noticeably. The E.I.A.’s district-by-district survey of fuel costs shows the cost of an average gallon of diesel remained static this week, holding at $2.79 per gallon. Prices in the Gulf region declined two cents, however, while prices across the Rockies went up about two cents per gallon.

Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, showing the current week and previous week. Prices are ranked from highest to lowest price.

Regional Gasoline Averages:

THIS WK / LAST WK: REGION

$3.004 / $3.022: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.765 / $2.779: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.704 / $2.740: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.701 / $2.764: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.642 / $2.691: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.582 / $2.599: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.580 / $2.622: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.423 / $2.465: PADD 3 GULF COAST
$2.367 / $2.446: PADD 2 MIDWEST

Regional Diesel Averages:

THIS WK / LAST WK: REGION

$3.103 / $3.103: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.925 / $2.919: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.832 / $2.813: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.811 / $2.814: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.762 / $2.765: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.741 / $2.743: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.740 / $2.749: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.624 / $2.615: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.

Gas Price Report For September 18, 2017

Gas Prices Fall Over Five Cents On The Week

Gas price trend for week of September 18, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The cost of gas fell over a nickel per gallon during the past week, according to the latest pricing survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A. report offers up some relief for drivers, who have been shocked in recent weeks by intense price increases, which resulted from refinery shutdowns in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The average price, nationwide, for a gallon of regular unleaded fell to about $2.63 this week, down from nearly $2.69 last week.

Prices fell in all regions this week, including the Lower Atlantic states, which include the states of Florida and Georgia. Despite a spike in consumer demand as the result of Hurricane Irma, the price in Lower Atlantic fell nearly four cents per gallon. The biggest price decline was found in the Midwest, known for pricing volatility. From Chicago to Cleveland, the cost of gas plunged an average of 9.5¢ per gallon across the region, the E.I.A. reported this week. That decline gives the Midwest the distinction of having the lowest average fuel prices among the survey districts, a position usually held by the Gulf Coast.

Diesel fuel prices declined, but in moderation, compared to the price of regular gas. The average cost of a gallon of diesel is now about $2.79 per gallon, according to the E.I.A. survey.

Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, showing the current week and previous week. Prices are ranked from highest to lowest price.

Regional Gasoline Averages:

THIS WK / LAST WK: REGION

$3.022 / $3.038: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.779 / $2.784: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.764 / $2.808: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.740 / $2.764: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.691 / $2.730: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.622 / $2.661: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.599 / $2.611: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.465 / $2.501: PADD 3 GULF COAST
$2.446 / $2.541: PADD 2 MIDWEST

Regional Diesel Averages:

THIS WK / LAST WK: REGION

$3.103 / $3.102: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.919 / $2.992: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.814 / $2.829: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.813 / $2.827: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.765 / $2.761: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.749 / $2.776: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.743 / $2.753: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.615 / $2.647: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Note: PADD is an acronym for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts.