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Gas price information for various regions of the United States

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 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.

Gas Price Update For September 11, 2017

Report delayed to September 12, 2017 due to compulsory evacuations as a result of Hurricane Irma. We are reporting this week from north Georgia.

Gas Prices Nudge Higher As Hurricane Irma Tears Into Florida, Georgia

Gas price trend for week of September 11, 2017

Oakwood, GA – The cost of driving increased again during the past week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A.’s weekly price survey shows the cost of fuel increased another penny per gallon to nearly $2.69 per gallon of regular unleaded. The weekly price increase was relatively tame, however, compared with the shocking price hikes experienced only a week earlier, when Hurricane Harvey forced the closure of refineries across Texas and Louisiana.

Prices went up, once again, in all regions, and it was unclear what impact the landfall of Hurricane Irma on Florida may have on the cost of gas prices in the Lower Atlantic region, which will likely be reflected in next week’s pricing survey. Meanwhile, prices across the Lower Atlantic region, like most regions, were up about a half cent per gallon. Prices across the West Coast and New England were up two cents per gallon, on average, dragging the nation’s averages higher this week.

Diesel fuel prices also took another hit this week, rising over four cents per gallon. The average cost of a gallon of diesel is now over $2.80, while prices in some regions, particularly the West Coast, are now well in excess of $3.00.

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

$3.038 / $3.017: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.784 / $2.763: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.808 / $2.804: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.764 / $2.745: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.730 / $2.723: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.661 / $2.656: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.611 / $2.606: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.541 / $2.539: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.501 / $2.506: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

THIS WK / LAST WK: REGION

$3.102 / $3.044: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.992 / $2.886: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.827 / $2.798: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.829 / $2.785: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.776 / $2.725: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.761 / $2.723: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.753 / $2.707: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.647 / $2.615: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Update For September 4, 2017

Report released September 5, 2017 due to Labor Day Holiday.

Gas Prices Surge As Hurricane Harvey Shutters Refineries In Texas

Gas price trend for week of September 4, 2017

Fort Lauderdale – The 2017 hurricane season has taken its toll on fuel prices nationwide, with gas prices making steep gains in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The storm resulting in a number of refineries shutting down across Texas and into Louisiana, choking the nation’s fuel supply and driving the national average price up by 28¢ per gallon. The nation’s average gas price, which was $2.40 last week, lurched upward to $2.68 for a gallon of regular unleaded. The figures are detailed in a weekly fuel price survey compiled by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Every region took a hit, from the Gulf Coast, the site of Harvey’s impact, all the way to New England, where prices rose 35¢ and 36¢, respectively. Prices in the Lower Atlantic states, now potentially threatened by Hurricane Irma, rose by nearly 41¢ per gallon.

The lowest price increases were seen in areas where prices were already the highest in the nation, notably the West Coast and the Rocky Mountains. But these regions also have more direct access to other fuel sources, and prices were only up between 11 and 14 cents per gallon, respectively. Still, the price increases were substantial enough that the West Coast region now has an official gas price above the $3.00 mark.

Diesel fuel prices pinched at the wallets of truckers, too, but not nearly as much. Nationwide, the cost of diesel rose about 15¢ per gallon to $2.76.

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

$3.017 / $2.903: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.763 / $2.674: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.804 / $2.435: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.745 / $2.388: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.723 / $2.337: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.656 / $2.249: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.606 / $2.468: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.539 / $2.307: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.506 / $2.156: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

THIS WK / LAST WK: REGION

$3.044 / $2.910: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.886 / $2.758: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.798 / $2.717: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.785 / $2.623: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.725 / $2.528: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.723 / $2.618: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.707 / $2.566: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.615 / $2.428: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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