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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 May 22, 2017

Gas price trend for week of May 22, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Just as throngs of American drivers prepare to hit the road for Memorial Day, gas prices performed a dramatic about-face and rose three cents per gallon on the week, according to the latest weekly price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The nation’s average gas price is now $2.40 per gallon, lead by sharp increases in prices in California, and across the Midwest and New England.

The price of diesel dropped, although only slightly, according to  the E.I.A. report. The nation’s average diesel driver paid about a half-penny less for fuel this week, although  the drop was not enough to move the needle on the average pricing. That figure remains $2.54 per gallon for a consecutive week.

Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.933: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.656: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.442: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.393: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.381: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.327: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.315: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.221: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.149: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.828: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.733: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.629: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.626: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.588: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.479: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.468: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.384: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For May 15, 2017

Gas price trend for week of May 15, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas barely budged this week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Most regional price averages declined on the week, according to the weekly E.I.A. district survey, but there was a penny per gallon increase across California, and a stiff increase of nearly four cents per gallon in the volatile Midwest region. That kept the national average price decline in check, at a mere third of a penny per gallon. As a consequence, the nation’s average gas price held this week at $2.37 per gallon.

The price of diesel dropped over two cents per gallon, however, according to the E.I.A. report. That price decline was fairly evenly met across most regions, although California enjoyed a bigger price dip. Nationally, the E.I.A. reports the cost of diesel is now $2.54 per gallon.

Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.872: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.643: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.437: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.384: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.367: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.320: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.268: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.218: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.129: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.824: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.737: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.626: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.626: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.595: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.488: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.479: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.382: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For May 8, 2017

Gas price trend for week of May 8, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas gave ground again this week for drivers, pushing downward in a second weekly decline that neared four cents per gallon, according to the weekly fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A. report shows the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded is now $2.37.

The needle did not move so much for most truckers, according to the E.I.A. survey, although diesel prices did tick down on the week. Nationwide, the cost of diesel now averages about $2.57, after dipping about a penny and a half in price, on average, during the past seven days.

Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.863: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.651: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.460: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.393: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.384: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.348: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.253: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.232: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.168: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.846: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.753: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.651: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.642: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.612: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.507: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.497: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.410: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For May 1, 2017

Gas price trend for week of May 1, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices started the month of May with a price drop, the first in several weeks, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded fell nearly four cents, according to the E.I.A., to start May at $2.41. That relief impacted drivers in all regions this week, as reported in the weekly E.I.A. price survey, with the Midwest and Lower Atlantic states enjoying the larges price breaks.

The price of diesel did not move so dramatically for most truckers, according to the E.I.A. survey. The cost of diesel was mixed, with most regions enjoying a slight decline in prices. Nationwide, the cost of diesel now averages about $2.58, which is down just over a penny from last week.

Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.879: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.668: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.496: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.387: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.404: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.403: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.300: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.290: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.196: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.864: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.773: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.666: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.653: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.624: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.516: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.513: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.435: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For April 24, 2017

Gas price trend for week of April 24, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices finished out the month of April with a final price increase in nearly all regions, according to the latest fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The weekly E.I.A. fuel report shows the average U.S. gas price nudged upward just over a penny per gallon, once again, to about $2.45. Drivers along the Gulf Coast caught a break this week, according to the survey, but that was the only region to see a price decline.

The price of diesel scarcely moved for most truckers, according to the E.I.A. survey report. The cost of diesel actually held stead in most areas, while increasing slightly in the New England region. Nonetheless, the average price of diesel remained $2.60 for the final report of April.

Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.891: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.674: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.519: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.416: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.413: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.404: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.358: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.343: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.225: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.875: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.785: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.662: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.650: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.632: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.530: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.520: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.458: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For April 17, 2017

Gas price trend for week of April 17,  2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Last week’s stunning increase in gas prices was followed by another series of strong regional price hikes, according to the latest fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. However, price declines across the Midwest and more pricing stability across the West Coast kept the average U.S. gas price in check this week. The average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded rose just over a penny per gallon to $2.42, according to the E.I.A.

This week’s report, released a day late because of an unspecified technical issue at the E.I.A., shows that, region by region, pricing volatility was the rule this week. Prices across the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts, in the Rocky Mountains and across the New England states soared anywhere from four to five cents per gallon. Coupled with the previous two week’s price hikes, drivers in those states are paying seven to 14 cents per gallon more for gas, and that’s just since the start of April. Prices in the Midwest declined this week, but that still leaves prices 18 cents higher than were they were just three weeks ago.

For truckers, the news is not quite as bad, but price increases were the rule. The E.I.A. reports the average diesel price is now a fraction under $2.60 per gallon, though regional prices, like gasoline, vary widely.

Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.883: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.652: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.508: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.397: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.376: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.373: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.339: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.320: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.241: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.877: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.783: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.652: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.638: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.631: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.536: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.522: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.458: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For April 10, 2017

Gas price trend for week of April 10, 2017Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas took another stunning surge upward on the week, as the average price of gas shot higher by more than six cents per gallon, according to the latest survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The nation’s average gas price has now pushed up nearly 11 cents in two weeks, to over $2.42 per gallon.

Prices increased in every region, with most drivers paying seven to eight cents more per gallon this week than last. Only drivers on the West Coast and in the Rocky Mountain states were spared such harsh increases, which, not coincidentally, helped keep the nation’s average price hike in check this week. Even so, a gallon of gas on Los Angeles still cost two cents more today than last Monday.

Truckers got hit with a price hike in diesel this week, according to the E.I.A. But, diesel prices did not rise nearly as badly as regular gasoline. The average price of diesel still pushed up nearly three-cents to about $2.58 per gallon.

Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.873: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.639: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.467: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.374: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.361: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.333: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.326: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.318: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.192: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.862: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.761: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.640: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.639: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.620: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.516: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.515: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.446: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For April 3, 2017

Gas price trend for April 3, 2017
Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas took a shocking turn higher this week for most Americans, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The nation’s average gas price shot nearly a nickel per gallon higher to $2.36. The steepest price gains were found in the Midwest, including a stunning 22-cent price leap in the Cleveland area, which also includes portions of the Ohio Turnpike. Prices surged along the Gulf Coast and much of the East Coast, as well.

Truckers got hit with a price increase in diesel this week, according to the E.I.A. While diesel prices did not rise as much as the cost of  gasoline, the average price of diesel still pushed up over two-cents to about $2.56 per gallon.

Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.853: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.614: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.400: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.297: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.303: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.290: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.279: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.235: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.124: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.839: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.739: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.630: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.605: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.623: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.505: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.481: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.414: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

“Monumental” Interchange Project Moves Forward As First New Ramp Opens

New Innovation Way Interchange Replacing Monument Parkway Junction East Of Orlando

New onramp for Beachline Expressway in Florida

The Beachline Expressway begins getting a replacement interchange this weekend as authorities open the first ramp of the new Innovation Parkway junction.

The first ramp of a revised interchange system on Florida’s Beachline Expressway will open Friday, March 31, the Central Florida Expressway Authority has announced. The new ramp will route traffic directly from the southbound lanes of Innovation Way to the westbound lanes of the State Road 528, which is the Beachline.

“Motorists traveling south on Innovation Way will be able to access the new ramp directly instead of following the existing configuration through Monument Parkway,” officials announced in a written release. Authorities said the old southbound ramp, from Monument Parkway, will close as the new ramp opens this weekend. Monument Parkway becomes International Corporate Park Boulevard south of the Beachline Expressway.

The Innovation Way interchange, about nine miles east of Orlando International Airport, will replace the Monument Parkway/ICP interchange completely by early 2018. The interchange is being updated to accommodate new development in the area, which includes a new intrastate commuter rail system, All Aboard Florida.

Detour signs will be available to guide drivers on Monument Parkway, officials said. “Motorists traveling on Monument Parkway and ICP Boulevard will be directed to head north to Innovation Way to access the new ramp,” officials wrote.

Gas Price Report For March 27, 2017

Gas price trend for March 27, 2017Fort Lauderdale, FL – The cost of fueling up the car is about what it was this time last week, according to the latest national survey from the U.S. Energy Information Admnistration. The weekly E.I.A. fuel price survey shows retail prices remained level across many regions. Nationally, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas remains about $2.32.

Some volatility pushed prices up along the Gulf Coast and Lower Atlantic states. Conversely, Midwest drivers enjoyed an average price drop of nearly four cents. Prices remained steady elsewhere across the country.

The story was much the same for truckers, or anyone else driving a diesel vehicle. The E.I.A. weekly survey shows the price of diesel shaved about a penny per gallon, nationally, as the national average price dropped to about $2.53 per gallon.

Regional cost averages for both gasoline and diesel are listed below, ranked from highest to lowest price.

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.848: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.590: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.372: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.303: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.276: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.263: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.184: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.207: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.087: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.822: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.724: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.593: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.586: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.597: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.487: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.458: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.378: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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