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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 February 19, 2018

Editor’s note: Presidents’ Day holiday on February 19; report released February 20.

Gas price trend for week of February 19, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – For the second consecutive week, gas prices gave ground, giving drivers a much-needed break at the gas pump, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A.’s weekly fuel-price survey shows the nation’s average gas price fell a nickel per gallon to about $2.56.

Prices fell in every region this week, although the range of price declines varied widely, according to the E.I.A. report. Prices in California, well over the $3.00 mark, only fell about a penny per gallon. Prices across the Midwest plunged over seven cents. For many drivers, the price declines were at or just above the national average, including a six-cent decline across both the Gulf Coast and Lower Atlantic regions.

Truckers got a solid break in prices this week, according to the survey, with diesel prices falling nearly four cents per gallon this week. The national average cost of diesel settled this week at just under $3.03.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

02/05/18 02/12/18 02/19/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.637 2.607 2.557 values are down -0.050 values are up 0.255
East Coast (PADD1) 2.614 2.606 2.559 values are down -0.047 values are up 0.265
  New England (PADD1A) 2.638 2.641 2.603 values are down -0.038 values are up 0.315
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.743 2.724 2.693 values are down -0.031 values are up 0.273
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.510 2.508 2.446 values are down -0.062 values are up 0.245
Midwest (PADD2) 2.535 2.463 2.390 values are down -0.073 values are up 0.200
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.368 2.331 2.276 values are down -0.055 values are up 0.207
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.496 2.510 2.486 values are down -0.024 values are up 0.234
West Coast (PADD5) 3.145 3.142 3.130 values are down -0.012 values are up 0.380
  West Coast less California 2.756 2.768 2.752 values are down -0.016 values are up 0.256

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

02/05/18 02/12/18 02/19/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.086 3.063 3.027 values are down -0.036 values are up 0.455
East Coast (PADD1) 3.133 3.111 3.082 values are down -0.029 values are up 0.454
  New England (PADD1A) 3.188 3.154 3.129 values are down -0.025 values are up 0.471
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.324 3.306 3.274 values are down -0.032 values are up 0.504
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.988 2.966 2.939 values are down -0.027 values are up 0.418
Midwest (PADD2) 3.044 3.020 2.970 values are down -0.050 values are up 0.475
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.874 2.851 2.818 values are down -0.033 values are up 0.385
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.981 2.972 2.953 values are down -0.019 values are up 0.405
West Coast (PADD5) 3.460 3.432 3.399 values are down -0.033 values are up 0.523
  West Coast less California 3.144 3.107 3.072 values are down -0.035 values are up 0.305
  California 3.711 3.689 3.658 values are down -0.031 values are up 0.692


*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 February 12, 2018

Gas price trend for week of February 12, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – After weeks of unrelenting increases, the price of gas finally gave some ground this week, according to the latest fuel-price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A. report shows the nation’s average gas price dropped three cents during the week, the first time prices have gone down since just before the Christmas holiday. The nation’s average gas price now stands about about $2.61 per gallon.

The price drop did not hit every region. New England drivers and those across the West Coast, sans California, had a bump in prices. All other regions enjoyed a price decline, led by the Midwest, where prices plunged over seven cents per gallon, according to the E.I.A.

Truckers got a decent break in prices at the pump this week, by the survey numbers. The cost of diesel dropped, on average, just over two cents per gallon this week to settle at $3.06.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

01/29/18 02/05/18 02/12/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.607 2.637 2.607 values are down -0.030 values are up 0.300
East Coast (PADD1) 2.587 2.614 2.606 values are down -0.008 values are up 0.313
  New England (PADD1A) 2.606 2.638 2.641 values are up 0.003 values are up 0.345
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.723 2.743 2.724 values are down -0.019 values are up 0.300
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.480 2.510 2.508 values are down -0.002 values are up 0.313
Midwest (PADD2) 2.510 2.535 2.463 values are down -0.072 values are up 0.250
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.347 2.368 2.331 values are down -0.037 values are up 0.251
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.483 2.496 2.510 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.280
West Coast (PADD5) 3.088 3.145 3.142 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.410
  West Coast less California 2.729 2.756 2.768 values are up 0.012 values are up 0.281

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

01/29/18 02/05/18 02/12/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.070 3.086 3.063 values are down -0.023 values are up 0.498
East Coast (PADD1) 3.112 3.133 3.111 values are down -0.022 values are up 0.485
  New England (PADD1A) 3.160 3.188 3.154 values are down -0.034 values are up 0.486
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.306 3.324 3.306 values are down -0.018 values are up 0.541
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.968 2.988 2.966 values are down -0.022 values are up 0.447
Midwest (PADD2) 3.030 3.044 3.020 values are down -0.024 values are up 0.533
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.868 2.874 2.851 values are down -0.023 values are up 0.427
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.967 2.981 2.972 values are down -0.009 values are up 0.450
West Coast (PADD5) 3.434 3.460 3.432 values are down -0.028 values are up 0.563
  West Coast less California 3.120 3.144 3.107 values are down -0.037 values are up 0.346
  California 3.683 3.711 3.689 values are down -0.022 values are up 0.732


*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 February 5, 2018

Gas price trend for week of February 5, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices continued their upward trajectory during the past week, according to the latest weekly price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded, according to the E.I.A., is now nearly $2.64, up another three cents on the week.

Every region was hit hard this week, particularly the West Coast, where prices jumped nearly six cents per gallon. Prices nudged upward in the Rockies, up just over a penny; and across the Gulf Coast and Central Atlantic, prices went up about two cents per gallon. In most other regions, price increases were generally around the national average of three cents per gallon. 

Truck drivers got hit once more, but the diesel price increase not as steep this week. The nation’s average price for a gallon of diesel increased about a penny and a half per gallon, pushing the cost of diesel to about $3.09.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

01/22/18 01/29/18 02/05/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.567 2.607 2.637 values are up 0.030 values are up 0.344
East Coast (PADD1) 2.556 2.587 2.614 values are up 0.027 values are up 0.313
  New England (PADD1A) 2.573 2.606 2.638 values are up 0.032 values are up 0.344
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.679 2.723 2.743 values are up 0.020 values are up 0.311
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.459 2.480 2.510 values are up 0.030 values are up 0.304
Midwest (PADD2) 2.469 2.510 2.535 values are up 0.025 values are up 0.354
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.309 2.347 2.368 values are up 0.021 values are up 0.297
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.472 2.483 2.496 values are up 0.013 values are up 0.263
West Coast (PADD5) 3.024 3.088 3.145 values are up 0.057 values are up 0.445
  West Coast less California 2.704 2.729 2.756 values are up 0.027 values are up 0.273

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

01/22/18 01/29/18 02/05/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.025 3.070 3.086 values are up 0.016 values are up 0.528
East Coast (PADD1) 3.078 3.112 3.133 values are up 0.021 values are up 0.515
  New England (PADD1A) 3.136 3.160 3.188 values are up 0.028 values are up 0.527
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.276 3.306 3.324 values are up 0.018 values are up 0.561
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.929 2.968 2.988 values are up 0.020 values are up 0.480
Midwest (PADD2) 2.971 3.030 3.044 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.552
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.815 2.868 2.874 values are up 0.006 values are up 0.471
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.955 2.967 2.981 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.466
West Coast (PADD5) 3.395 3.434 3.460 values are up 0.026 values are up 0.604
  West Coast less California 3.083 3.120 3.144 values are up 0.024 values are up 0.396
  California 3.643 3.683 3.711 values are up 0.028 values are up 0.767

*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 January 29, 2018

Gas price trend for week of January 29, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The rate of price increases at the gas pump returned to its former, frenetic pace 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 gas shot upward by four cents per gallon to $2.61.

No region was spared gas price increases this week; but as often happens, the rate of the increases varied widely from one survey district to the next. On the West Coast, prices jumped by over six cents per gallon; whereas, in the Rockies, prices only nudged upward by about a penny per gallon. 

Truck drivers got hit just as hard this week, as the nation’s average price for a gallon of diesel lurched upward by well over four cents, pushing the average cost of diesel to $3.07 per gallon. Prices soared across the Gulf Coast and Midwest, where costs for truckers were up between a nickel and six cents per gallon, respectively.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

01/15/18 01/22/18 01/29/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.557 2.567 2.607 values are up 0.040 values are up 0.311
East Coast (PADD1) 2.517 2.556 2.587 values are up 0.031 values are up 0.267
  New England (PADD1A) 2.553 2.573 2.606 values are up 0.033 values are up 0.292
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.653 2.679 2.723 values are up 0.044 values are up 0.265
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.405 2.459 2.480 values are up 0.021 values are up 0.260
Midwest (PADD2) 2.507 2.469 2.510 values are up 0.041 values are up 0.342
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.276 2.309 2.347 values are up 0.038 values are up 0.258
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.455 2.472 2.483 values are up 0.011 values are up 0.228
West Coast (PADD5) 3.011 3.024 3.088 values are up 0.064 values are up 0.410
  West Coast less California 2.692 2.704 2.729 values are up 0.025 values are up 0.246

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

01/15/18 01/22/18 01/29/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.028 3.025 3.070 values are up 0.045 values are up 0.508
East Coast (PADD1) 3.063 3.078 3.112 values are up 0.034 values are up 0.490
  New England (PADD1A) 3.114 3.136 3.160 values are up 0.024 values are up 0.498
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.263 3.276 3.306 values are up 0.030 values are up 0.536
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.913 2.929 2.968 values are up 0.039 values are up 0.458
Midwest (PADD2) 2.981 2.971 3.030 values are up 0.059 values are up 0.530
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.825 2.815 2.868 values are up 0.053 values are up 0.460
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.984 2.955 2.967 values are up 0.012 values are up 0.451
West Coast (PADD5) 3.401 3.395 3.434 values are up 0.039 values are up 0.589
  West Coast less California 3.098 3.083 3.120 values are up 0.037 values are up 0.376
  California 3.641 3.643 3.683 values are up 0.040 values are up 0.756

*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 January 22, 2018

Gas price trend for week of January 22, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s gas prices continued rising during the past week, but the spate of weekly increases hit its lowest level in weeks, according to the latest release from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A.’s weekly gas price survey shows the pace of increases, at least at the national level, was held to just a penny per gallon, bringing the cost of regular unleaded to $2.57.

The Midwest was the only region to enjoy a price decline this week, but that was only to give back about half of last-week’s heart-stopping eight-cent price increase. Elsewhere, prices were up anywhere from a penny per gallon, as across the West Coast, to over a nickel per gallon across the Lower Atlantic states.

Truck drivers got little break in prices this week, by the numbers in the E.I.A. report, but not all regions enjoyed a decline in fuel prices. Nonetheless, the nation’s average diesel price held steady at $3.03 per gallon, with price declines of one to two cents from the Gulf Coast to the West Coast. Trucking across the Rocky Mountains got three cents cheaper, per gallon, on the week.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

01/08/18 01/15/18 01/22/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.522 2.557 2.567 values are up 0.010 values are up 0.241
East Coast (PADD1) 2.500 2.517 2.556 values are up 0.039 values are up 0.208
  New England (PADD1A) 2.557 2.553 2.573 values are up 0.020 values are up 0.236
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.639 2.653 2.679 values are up 0.026 values are up 0.194
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.379 2.405 2.459 values are up 0.054 values are up 0.209
Midwest (PADD2) 2.428 2.507 2.469 values are down -0.038 values are up 0.250
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.242 2.276 2.309 values are up 0.033 values are up 0.185
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.441 2.455 2.472 values are up 0.017 values are up 0.216
West Coast (PADD5) 3.011 3.011 3.024 values are up 0.013 values are up 0.348
  West Coast less California 2.687 2.692 2.704 values are up 0.012 values are up 0.212

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

01/08/18 01/15/18 01/22/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.996 3.028 3.025 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.456
East Coast (PADD1) 3.025 3.063 3.078 values are up 0.015 values are up 0.451
  New England (PADD1A) 3.077 3.114 3.136 values are up 0.022 values are up 0.460
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.209 3.263 3.276 values are up 0.013 values are up 0.492
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.887 2.913 2.929 values are up 0.016 values are up 0.422
Midwest (PADD2) 2.947 2.981 2.971 values are down -0.010 values are up 0.459
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.785 2.825 2.815 values are down -0.010 values are up 0.401
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.974 2.984 2.955 values are down -0.029 values are up 0.423
West Coast (PADD5) 3.394 3.401 3.395 values are down -0.006 values are up 0.549
  West Coast less California 3.087 3.098 3.083 values are down -0.015 values are up 0.333
  California 3.638 3.641 3.643 values are up 0.002 values are up 0.720

*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 January 15, 2018

Gas price trend for week of January 15, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – As they started the year, gas prices came out of the second holiday weekend of 2018 with a strong increase, according to the weekly fuel price survey released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A. survey shows the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is now nearly $2.56, an increase of nearly four cents over last week.

Price changes were strongest across the Midwest, where volatility is normal. Nonetheless, this week’s eight-cent price hike likely stunned drivers, already suffering under potent, back-to-back winter storms. Elsewhere across the U.S., the E.I.A. report details price increases ranging from just under a penny per gallon on the West Coast to between three and four cents per gallon across both the Lower Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions. Prices dipped slightly in New England, according to the E.I.A., the only region to enjoy a price decline.

Truck drivers took yet another hit this week, with the national average closing out the week over the three-dollar mark, according to the E.I.A.. The nation’s average cost for a gallon of diesel increased over three cents per gallon this week to settle at nearly $3.03.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

01/01/18 01/08/18 01/15/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.520 2.522 2.557 values are up 0.035 values are up 0.199
East Coast (PADD1) 2.492 2.500 2.517 values are up 0.017 values are up 0.143
  New England (PADD1A) 2.533 2.557 2.553 values are down -0.004 values are up 0.196
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.615 2.639 2.653 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.149
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.388 2.379 2.405 values are up 0.026 values are up 0.123
Midwest (PADD2) 2.453 2.428 2.507 values are up 0.079 values are up 0.224
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.238 2.242 2.276 values are up 0.034 values are up 0.134
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.437 2.441 2.455 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.191
West Coast (PADD5) 2.975 3.011 3.011 no change 0.000 values are up 0.328
  West Coast less California 2.678 2.687 2.692 values are up 0.005 values are up 0.202

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

01/01/18 01/08/18 01/15/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.973 2.996 3.028 values are up 0.032 values are up 0.443
East Coast (PADD1) 2.980 3.025 3.063 values are up 0.038 values are up 0.427
  New England (PADD1A) 3.010 3.077 3.114 values are up 0.037 values are up 0.439
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.151 3.209 3.263 values are up 0.054 values are up 0.459
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.854 2.887 2.913 values are up 0.026 values are up 0.402
Midwest (PADD2) 2.935 2.947 2.981 values are up 0.034 values are up 0.440
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.774 2.785 2.825 values are up 0.040 values are up 0.396
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.981 2.974 2.984 values are up 0.010 values are up 0.446
West Coast (PADD5) 3.361 3.394 3.401 values are up 0.007 values are up 0.546
  West Coast less California 3.073 3.087 3.098 values are up 0.011 values are up 0.343
  California 3.590 3.638 3.641 values are up 0.003 values are up 0.704

*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 January 8, 2018

Gas price trend for week of January 8, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices continued rising during the second week of the new year for most drivers, according to the latest weekly price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. However, mixed regional results kept flat the national gas price average, week on week, where the price for a single gallon of regular unleaded remains $2.50.

District by district, the price changes this week were quite mixed, with drivers across the Midwest enjoying about a three cent decline in average regional gas prices. Across New England and the Central Atlantic states, the opposite was true as prices rose well over two cents per gallon. Prices across the West Coast rose nearly four cents per gallon to settle over the $3.00 mark for the first time in several weeks.

Truck drivers took another hard hit this week, according to the E.I.A. survey report. The nation’s average cost for a gallon of diesel increased over two cents per gallon this week, with far higher price increases felt across the Central Atlantic and New England states. Nationally, the average cost for a gallon of diesel is now just a fraction of a penny shy of $3.00.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

12/25/17 01/01/18 01/08/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.472 2.520 2.522 values are up 0.002 values are up 0.134
East Coast (PADD1) 2.426 2.492 2.500 values are up 0.008 values are up 0.105
  New England (PADD1A) 2.510 2.533 2.557 values are up 0.024 values are up 0.179
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.555 2.615 2.639 values are up 0.024 values are up 0.124
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.304 2.388 2.379 values are down -0.009 values are up 0.069
Midwest (PADD2) 2.409 2.453 2.428 values are down -0.025 values are up 0.084
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.170 2.238 2.242 values are up 0.004 values are up 0.074
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.450 2.437 2.441 values are up 0.004 values are up 0.182
West Coast (PADD5) 2.966 2.975 3.011 values are up 0.036 values are up 0.331
  West Coast less California 2.677 2.678 2.687 values are up 0.009 values are up 0.222

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

12/25/17 01/01/18 01/08/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.903 2.973 2.996 values are up 0.023 values are up 0.399
East Coast (PADD1) 2.904 2.980 3.025 values are up 0.045 values are up 0.377
  New England (PADD1A) 2.943 3.010 3.077 values are up 0.067 values are up 0.400
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.068 3.151 3.209 values are up 0.058 values are up 0.396
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.782 2.854 2.887 values are up 0.033 values are up 0.361
Midwest (PADD2) 2.854 2.935 2.947 values are up 0.012 values are up 0.400
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.708 2.774 2.785 values are up 0.011 values are up 0.337
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.948 2.981 2.974 values are down -0.007 values are up 0.433
West Coast (PADD5) 3.312 3.361 3.394 values are up 0.033 values are up 0.521
  West Coast less California 3.026 3.073 3.087 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.313
  California 3.539 3.590 3.638 values are up 0.048 values are up 0.685

*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 January 1, 2018

Editor’s Note: Report released January 2, 2018 due to the New Year’s Day holiday.

Gas price trend for week of January 1, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices started the new year with a shocking increase, according to the latest pricing survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A. reports the nation’s average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded surged nearly five cents per gallon to $2.52. That increase as more than twice the price hike seen a week earlier, which greeted drivers making last-minute Christmas rounds.

Drivers in nearly all regions suffered with higher gas prices, including some weighty increases in the Lower Atlantic states and along the Gulf Coast. Despite a seven cent increase in that region’s average fuel price, the Gulf remains the cheapest place to get gas. Only the Rocky Mountain states enjoyed a slight price dip, of just over one penny per gallon.

Truck drivers took it on the chin this week, by the E.I.A. survey report results. The nation’s average cost for a gallon of diesel surged by seven cents per gallon, pushing the national average to $2.97.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

12/18/17 12/25/17 01/01/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.450 2.472 2.520 values are up 0.048 values are up 0.143
East Coast (PADD1) 2.438 2.426 2.492 values are up 0.066 values are up 0.106
  New England (PADD1A) 2.525 2.510 2.533 values are up 0.023 values are up 0.162
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.571 2.555 2.615 values are up 0.060 values are up 0.119
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.313 2.304 2.388 values are up 0.084 values are up 0.081
Midwest (PADD2) 2.324 2.409 2.453 values are up 0.044 values are up 0.106
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.164 2.170 2.238 values are up 0.068 values are up 0.090
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.476 2.450 2.437 values are down -0.013 values are up 0.203
West Coast (PADD5) 2.961 2.966 2.975 values are up 0.009 values are up 0.324
  West Coast less California 2.710 2.677 2.678 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.248

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

12/18/17 12/25/17 01/01/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.901 2.903 2.973 values are up 0.070 values are up 0.387
East Coast (PADD1) 2.897 2.904 2.980 values are up 0.076 values are up 0.353
  New England (PADD1A) 2.924 2.943 3.010 values are up 0.067 values are up 0.345
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.060 3.068 3.151 values are up 0.083 values are up 0.375
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.778 2.782 2.854 values are up 0.072 values are up 0.340
Midwest (PADD2) 2.853 2.854 2.935 values are up 0.081 values are up 0.395
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.697 2.708 2.774 values are up 0.066 values are up 0.323
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.958 2.948 2.981 values are up 0.033 values are up 0.446
West Coast (PADD5) 3.327 3.312 3.361 values are up 0.049 values are up 0.514
  West Coast less California 3.044 3.026 3.073 values are up 0.047 values are up 0.316
  California 3.552 3.539 3.590 values are up 0.051 values are up 0.669

*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 December 25, 2017

Editor’s Note: Report released December 26, 2017 due to the Christmas holiday.

Gas price trend for week of December 25, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s gas prices continued to give ground for most Americans during the week leading up to the Christmas holiday, according to the latest fuel price survey released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. However, a sudden spike in prices across the Midwest, coupled with higher prices across California, pushed the nation’s average gas price upward by over two cents to $2.47 per gallon.

As stated previously, drivers in most regions enjoyed slightly lower gas prices, typically in the range of one to two cents per gallon. In fact, aside from a spike in California prices, the motorists in the broader West Coast region enjoyed about three-cent’s worth of price declines, on average. Prices in the Midwest jumped by nearly nine cents per gallon.

Truck drivers were not so lucky this week, with regionally-mixed price movements for diesel fuel, according to the E.I.A. Across the Rocky Mountains and the West Coast, diesel prices went down by about a penny to a penny and a half per gallon this week. East of the Continental Divide, it was a different story, with diesel prices rising up to two cents per gallon, particularly across the Midwest.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

12/11/17 12/18/17 12/25/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.485 2.450 2.472 values are up 0.022 values are up 0.163
East Coast (PADD1) 2.465 2.438 2.426 values are down -0.012 values are up 0.113
  New England (PADD1A) 2.546 2.525 2.510 values are down -0.015 values are up 0.199
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.589 2.571 2.555 values are down -0.016 values are up 0.139
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.348 2.313 2.304 values are down -0.009 values are up 0.067
Midwest (PADD2) 2.371 2.324 2.409 values are up 0.085 values are up 0.129
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.216 2.164 2.170 values are up 0.006 values are up 0.090
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.514 2.476 2.450 values are down -0.026 values are up 0.275
West Coast (PADD5) 2.974 2.961 2.966 values are up 0.005 values are up 0.374
  West Coast less California 2.724 2.710 2.677 values are down -0.033 values are up 0.282

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

12/11/17 12/18/17 12/25/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.910 2.901 2.903 values are up 0.002 values are up 0.363
East Coast (PADD1) 2.901 2.897 2.904 values are up 0.007 values are up 0.331
  New England (PADD1A) 2.900 2.924 2.943 values are up 0.019 values are up 0.332
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.060 3.060 3.068 values are up 0.008 values are up 0.381
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.788 2.778 2.782 values are up 0.004 values are up 0.304
Midwest (PADD2) 2.863 2.853 2.854 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.365
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.705 2.697 2.708 values are up 0.011 values are up 0.287
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.991 2.958 2.948 values are down -0.010 values are up 0.432
West Coast (PADD5) 3.344 3.327 3.312 values are down -0.015 values are up 0.505
  West Coast less California 3.072 3.044 3.026 values are down -0.018 values are up 0.299
  California 3.560 3.552 3.539 values are down -0.013 values are up 0.668

*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 December 18, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The closer the Christmas holiday gets, the more retailers seem to be giving at the pump. Gas prices, which have fallen steadily for weeks, gave ground again during the past week, according to the latest fuel price survey released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A. report shows the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded dipped again, week over week, by about three and a half cents, to settle at an even $2.45 on a nationwide basis.

Prices were down in all regions this week, with some regions getting close to their 2016 price levels, including the Lower Atlantic and the Gulf Coast. Drivers from Texas to Alabama are paying the lowest for gas, with prices averaging about $2.16 per gallon. West Coast drivers are paying the most, at $2.96.

Truck drivers caught another break this week, although the E.I.A. report did not bring the same level of seasonal jolly. The nation’s average cost of diesel dropped by only about a penny per gallon, to hit $2.90.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

12/04/17 12/11/17 12/18/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.500 2.485 2.450 values are down -0.035 values are up 0.186
East Coast (PADD1) 2.491 2.465 2.438 values are down -0.027 values are up 0.148
  New England (PADD1A) 2.575 2.546 2.525 values are down -0.021 values are up 0.244
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.616 2.589 2.571 values are down -0.018 values are up 0.193
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.373 2.348 2.313 values are down -0.035 values are up 0.087
Midwest (PADD2) 2.357 2.371 2.324 values are down -0.047 values are up 0.132
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.250 2.216 2.164 values are down -0.052 values are up 0.111
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.534 2.514 2.476 values are down -0.038 values are up 0.341
West Coast (PADD5) 3.006 2.974 2.961 values are down -0.013 values are up 0.398
  West Coast less California 2.739 2.724 2.710 values are down -0.014 values are up 0.333

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

12/04/17 12/11/17 12/18/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.922 2.910 2.901 values are down -0.009 values are up 0.374
East Coast (PADD1) 2.904 2.901 2.897 values are down -0.004 values are up 0.338
  New England (PADD1A) 2.897 2.900 2.924 values are up 0.024 values are up 0.337
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.062 3.060 3.060 no change 0.000 values are up 0.393
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.794 2.788 2.778 values are down -0.010 values are up 0.308
Midwest (PADD2) 2.877 2.863 2.853 values are down -0.010 values are up 0.374
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.713 2.705 2.697 values are down -0.008 values are up 0.287
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.019 2.991 2.958 values are down -0.033 values are up 0.463
West Coast (PADD5) 3.373 3.344 3.327 values are down -0.017 values are up 0.539
  West Coast less California 3.106 3.072 3.044 values are down -0.028 values are up 0.339
  California 3.585 3.560 3.552 values are down -0.008 values are up 0.698

*PADD stands for Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts. Charts from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/