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Gas price information for various regions of the United States

Gas Price Report For July 9, 2018

Gas price trend for week of July 9, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s gas prices continued ticking upward during the past week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A.’s weekly fuel price survey shows the cost of a gallon of regular unleaded is now about $2.86 nationwide, an increase of over a penny since last week’s report.

Prices went up in nearly all regions, remaining largely static across the Rocky Mountain states. Elsewhere, prices went up anywhere from a penny to two cents per gallon.

Diesel fuel prices moved up only slightly, according to this week’s survey report, though most truckers are not likely to notice the change. The average cost of a gallon of diesel increased just over a half penny per gallon, keeping the nationwide average at about $3.24, according to the E.I.A.

This week’s average fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

06/25/18 07/02/18 07/09/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.833 2.844 2.857 values are up 0.013 values are up 0.560
East Coast (PADD1) 2.761 2.769 2.781 values are up 0.012 values are up 0.559
  New England (PADD1A) 2.875 2.882 2.889 values are up 0.007 values are up 0.607
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.904 2.909 2.928 values are up 0.019 values are up 0.572
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.640 2.652 2.660 values are up 0.008 values are up 0.556
Midwest (PADD2) 2.718 2.762 2.781 values are up 0.019 values are up 0.556
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.615 2.604 2.619 values are up 0.015 values are up 0.587
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.960 2.968 2.966 values are down -0.002 values are up 0.625
West Coast (PADD5) 3.409 3.393 3.394 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.575
  West Coast less California 3.219 3.206 3.201 values are down -0.005 values are up 0.605

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

06/25/18 07/02/18 07/09/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.216 3.236 3.243 values are up 0.007 values are up 0.762
East Coast (PADD1) 3.215 3.226 3.238 values are up 0.012 values are up 0.715
  New England (PADD1A) 3.281 3.282 3.279 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.701
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.380 3.390 3.405 values are up 0.015 values are up 0.733
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.086 3.102 3.112 values are up 0.010 values are up 0.705
Midwest (PADD2) 3.143 3.171 3.176 values are up 0.005 values are up 0.755
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.978 3.002 3.004 values are up 0.002 values are up 0.693
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.321 3.358 3.370 values are up 0.012 values are up 0.786
West Coast (PADD5) 3.735 3.746 3.749 values are up 0.003 values are up 0.978
  West Coast less California 3.453 3.475 3.471 values are down -0.004 values are up 0.818
  California 3.959 3.960 3.970 values are up 0.010 values are up 1.103

*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 July 2, 2018

Gas price trend for week of July 2, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s gas prices did an about-face during the past week, turning higher after several weeks of steady declines, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The weekly E.I.A. fuel price survey shows the nation’s average cost for a gallon of regular unleaded ticked upward by about a penny to $2.84.

Prices went up in nearly all regions, in some cases by a significant measure. Drivers in the Midwest saw their average visit to the pump cost more than four extra pennies per gallon this week. Curiously, prices declined in the two regions that typically define the nation’s highest and lowest gas prices: the West Coast and the Gulf Coast, respectively.

Diesel fuel prices went up at nearly twice the pace of regular gasoline, and prices went up in all regions, according to the E.I.A. The average cost of a gallon of diesel increased two cents to nearly $3.24.

This week’s average fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

06/18/18 06/25/18 07/02/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.879 2.833 2.844 values are up 0.011 values are up 0.584
East Coast (PADD1) 2.799 2.761 2.769 values are up 0.008 values are up 0.566
  New England (PADD1A) 2.900 2.875 2.882 values are up 0.007 values are up 0.592
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.938 2.904 2.909 values are up 0.005 values are up 0.564
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.684 2.640 2.652 values are up 0.012 values are up 0.582
Midwest (PADD2) 2.791 2.718 2.762 values are up 0.044 values are up 0.623
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.654 2.615 2.604 values are down -0.011 values are up 0.598
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.977 2.960 2.968 values are up 0.008 values are up 0.622
West Coast (PADD5) 3.434 3.409 3.393 values are down -0.016 values are up 0.577
  West Coast less California 3.238 3.219 3.206 values are down -0.013 values are up 0.613

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

06/18/18 06/25/18 07/02/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.244 3.216 3.236 values are up 0.020 values are up 0.764
East Coast (PADD1) 3.240 3.215 3.226 values are up 0.011 values are up 0.704
  New England (PADD1A) 3.290 3.281 3.282 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.704
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.397 3.380 3.390 values are up 0.010 values are up 0.719
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.121 3.086 3.102 values are up 0.016 values are up 0.695
Midwest (PADD2) 3.173 3.143 3.171 values are up 0.028 values are up 0.768
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 3.016 2.978 3.002 values are up 0.024 values are up 0.695
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.339 3.321 3.358 values are up 0.037 values are up 0.773
West Coast (PADD5) 3.753 3.735 3.746 values are up 0.011 values are up 0.987
  West Coast less California 3.473 3.453 3.475 values are up 0.022 values are up 0.847
  California 3.976 3.959 3.960 values are up 0.001 values are up 1.094

*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 June 25, 2018

Gas Price trend for week of June 25, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices across the nation continued going down during the past week, according to a U.S. government fuel price survey, even as the summer driving season is about to reach its peak. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the nation’s average gas price dropped nearly a nickel per gallon during the past week to just over $2.83.

Prices fell in all regions, with the strongest price declines seen across the Midwest and in the Lower Atlantic states. Prices fell by the smallest amount in the Rocky Mountains and across the West Coast.

Truckers enjoyed about a three-cent dip in the price of diesel fuel this week, according to the E.I.A., though prices fell in smaller amounts across much of the Gulf and West Coasts, as well as the Rocky Mountains.

This week’s average fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

06/11/18 06/18/18 06/25/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.911 2.879 2.833 values are down -0.046 values are up 0.545
East Coast (PADD1) 2.840 2.799 2.761 values are down -0.038 values are up 0.534
  New England (PADD1A) 2.926 2.900 2.875 values are down -0.025 values are up 0.580
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.980 2.938 2.904 values are down -0.034 values are up 0.539
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.729 2.684 2.640 values are down -0.044 values are up 0.536
Midwest (PADD2) 2.817 2.791 2.718 values are down -0.073 values are up 0.547
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.696 2.654 2.615 values are down -0.039 values are up 0.562
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.990 2.977 2.960 values are down -0.017 values are up 0.571
West Coast (PADD5) 3.452 3.434 3.409 values are down -0.025 values are up 0.583
  West Coast less California 3.246 3.238 3.219 values are down -0.019 values are up 0.613

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

06/11/18 06/18/18 06/25/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.266 3.244 3.216 values are down -0.028 values are up 0.751
East Coast (PADD1) 3.264 3.240 3.215 values are down -0.025 values are up 0.699
  New England (PADD1A) 3.292 3.290 3.281 values are down -0.009 values are up 0.704
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.420 3.397 3.380 values are down -0.017 values are up 0.710
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.148 3.121 3.086 values are down -0.035 values are up 0.690
Midwest (PADD2) 3.199 3.173 3.143 values are down -0.030 values are up 0.757
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 3.037 3.016 2.978 values are down -0.038 values are up 0.673
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.344 3.339 3.321 values are down -0.018 values are up 0.729
West Coast (PADD5) 3.769 3.753 3.735 values are down -0.018 values are up 0.978
  West Coast less California 3.489 3.473 3.453 values are down -0.020 values are up 0.827
  California 3.990 3.976 3.959 values are down -0.017 values are up 1.096

*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 June 18, 2018

Gas price trend for week of June 18, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices continued driving downward during the past week, according to the weekly fuel price survey released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The report shows the average cost of a gallon of unleaded dropped by over three cents per gallon to $2.88, the first time in five weeks the nation’s average fuel price has been under $2.90, providing relief for the summer driving season.

Prices went down in all regions, though, once again, the price declines were scarcely even from region to region. Drives along the East Coast and the Lower Atlantic states enjoyed price cuts of as much as a nickel per gallon. Those drivers on the West Coast, hit with the nation’s highest fuel prices, scarcely noticed their minuscule dip of less than a penny.

Truckers got a solid price break in all regions this week, save for the wan price dip in the Rocky Mountain states. The E.I.A. weekly report shows the nation’s average cost of diesel dropped by over two cents to about $3.24 per gallon.

This week’s average fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

06/04/18 06/11/18 06/18/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.940 2.911 2.879 values are down -0.032 values are up 0.561
East Coast (PADD1) 2.879 2.840 2.799 values are down -0.041 values are up 0.532
  New England (PADD1A) 2.973 2.926 2.900 values are down -0.026 values are up 0.584
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.000 2.980 2.938 values are down -0.042 values are up 0.542
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.778 2.729 2.684 values are down -0.045 values are up 0.528
Midwest (PADD2) 2.847 2.817 2.791 values are down -0.026 values are up 0.610
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.725 2.696 2.654 values are down -0.042 values are up 0.563
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.995 2.990 2.977 values are down -0.013 values are up 0.563
West Coast (PADD5) 3.460 3.452 3.434 values are down -0.018 values are up 0.574
  West Coast less California 3.250 3.246 3.238 values are down -0.008 values are up 0.612

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

06/04/18 06/11/18 06/18/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.285 3.266 3.244 values are down -0.022 values are up 0.755
East Coast (PADD1) 3.282 3.264 3.240 values are down -0.024 values are up 0.701
  New England (PADD1A) 3.302 3.292 3.290 values are down -0.002 values are up 0.700
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.442 3.420 3.397 values are down -0.023 values are up 0.714
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.166 3.148 3.121 values are down -0.027 values are up 0.694
Midwest (PADD2) 3.224 3.199 3.173 values are down -0.026 values are up 0.762
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 3.055 3.037 3.016 values are down -0.021 values are up 0.687
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.359 3.344 3.339 values are down -0.005 values are up 0.714
West Coast (PADD5) 3.784 3.769 3.753 values are down -0.016 values are up 0.971
  West Coast less California 3.508 3.489 3.473 values are down -0.016 values are up 0.818
  California 4.003 3.990 3.976 values are down -0.014 values are up 1.092

*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 June 11, 2018

Gas price trend for week of June 11, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices continued giving ground during the past week, according to the weekly fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A. survey shows the average cost of a gallon of gas dropped about three cents to about $2.91, further retreating from the $3.00 threshold, at least for many drivers.

Prices slipped downward in all regions, though the size of this week’s price decline varied widely from one area to the next. Drivers along the East Coast and across the Lower Atlantic States dropped by as much as a nickel per gallon, while prices for drivers along the West Coast and Rocky Mountains only fell by about a penny, or less.

Truckers got a fuel price break in all regions this week, anywhere from a penny to two cents per gallon. The E.I.A. reports the average cost of diesel dropped by about two cents, nationally, to settle near $3.27 per gallon.

This week’s average fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

05/28/18 06/04/18 06/11/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.962 2.940 2.911 values are down -0.029 values are up 0.545
East Coast (PADD1) 2.910 2.879 2.840 values are down -0.039 values are up 0.530
  New England (PADD1A) 2.980 2.973 2.926 values are down -0.047 values are up 0.577
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.027 3.000 2.980 values are down -0.020 values are up 0.549
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.818 2.778 2.729 values are down -0.049 values are up 0.522
Midwest (PADD2) 2.881 2.847 2.817 values are down -0.030 values are up 0.569
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.721 2.725 2.696 values are down -0.029 values are up 0.555
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.991 2.995 2.990 values are down -0.005 values are up 0.568
West Coast (PADD5) 3.463 3.460 3.452 values are down -0.008 values are up 0.560
  West Coast less California 3.248 3.250 3.246 values are down -0.004 values are up 0.604

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

05/28/18 06/04/18 06/11/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.288 3.285 3.266 values are down -0.019 values are up 0.742
East Coast (PADD1) 3.287 3.282 3.264 values are down -0.018 values are up 0.695
  New England (PADD1A) 3.307 3.302 3.292 values are down -0.010 values are up 0.678
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.443 3.442 3.420 values are down -0.022 values are up 0.709
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.174 3.166 3.148 values are down -0.018 values are up 0.689
Midwest (PADD2) 3.230 3.224 3.199 values are down -0.025 values are up 0.745
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 3.054 3.055 3.037 values are down -0.018 values are up 0.669
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.353 3.359 3.344 values are down -0.015 values are up 0.700
West Coast (PADD5) 3.784 3.784 3.769 values are down -0.015 values are up 0.964
  West Coast less California 3.514 3.508 3.489 values are down -0.019 values are up 0.808
  California 3.997 4.003 3.990 values are down -0.013 values are up 1.084

*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 June 4, 2018

Gas price trend for week of June 4, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – America’s official gas price retreated from the $3.00 threshold this week, even as prices had raced toward that critical level for weeks. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the nation’s average gas price dropped just over two cents per gallon to $2.94. The figure was released in the weekly fuel price survey Monday evening.

Prices went did not go down in all regions, but many drivers along the East Coast and Midwest were given a solid break on prices at the pump this week, according to the E.I.A. survey. Prices along the Gulf Coast and in the Rocky Mountain states went up slightly, while prices in California helped keep West Coast averages down this week.

Truckers, on average, got a slight break this week, although the nature of that break comes in the dubious form of flat fuel prices. For the first time in weeks, the E.I.A. reports average diesel prices remained most flat, holding steady at about $3.29 per gallon.

This week’s average fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

05/21/18 05/28/18 06/04/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.923 2.962 2.940 values are down -0.022 values are up 0.526
East Coast (PADD1) 2.860 2.910 2.879 values are down -0.031 values are up 0.533
  New England (PADD1A) 2.945 2.980 2.973 values are down -0.007 values are up 0.573
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.997 3.027 3.000 values are down -0.027 values are up 0.545
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.751 2.818 2.778 values are down -0.040 values are up 0.529
Midwest (PADD2) 2.851 2.881 2.847 values are down -0.034 values are up 0.525
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.676 2.721 2.725 values are up 0.004 values are up 0.554
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.968 2.991 2.995 values are up 0.004 values are up 0.564
West Coast (PADD5) 3.435 3.463 3.460 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.518
  West Coast less California 3.208 3.248 3.250 values are up 0.002 values are up 0.588

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

05/21/18 05/28/18 06/04/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.277 3.288 3.285 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.721
East Coast (PADD1) 3.271 3.287 3.282 values are down -0.005 values are up 0.683
  New England (PADD1A) 3.282 3.307 3.302 values are down -0.005 values are up 0.678
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.420 3.443 3.442 values are down -0.001 values are up 0.698
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.163 3.174 3.166 values are down -0.008 values are up 0.676
Midwest (PADD2) 3.218 3.230 3.224 values are down -0.006 values are up 0.719
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 3.055 3.054 3.055 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.638
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.348 3.353 3.359 values are up 0.006 values are up 0.695
West Coast (PADD5) 3.765 3.784 3.784 no change 0.000 values are up 0.948
  West Coast less California 3.503 3.514 3.508 values are down -0.006 values are up 0.784
  California 3.973 3.997 4.003 values are up 0.006 values are up 1.076

*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 May 28, 2018*

*Note: Memorial Day on May 28, 2018. Report release May 29, 2019.

Gas price trend for week of May 28, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The unofficial start of the summer driving season kicked off with an official increase in gas prices, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, pushing prices to within pennies of the $3.00 threshold. The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded jumped another four cents, week on week, to settle at $2.96, according to the weekly E.I.A. fuel price survey. That price is 49-cents higher than where prices were just five months ago, on Christmas Day, and represents nearly a twenty-percent increase in fuel prices since the start of the year, according to E.I.A. price surveys.

Prices went up in all regions, though some were hit much harder than others, by the survey data. Prices were up nearly seven cents per gallon across the Lower Atlantic, while prices in the Rocky Mountain states were up by just over two cents per gallon. California, where prices are among the highest in the nation, this week’s two-cent price hike pushed costs to $3.64 per gallon.

Truckers, on average, are paying about $4.00 per gallon in California, though the national average price for diesel is much lower. Still, truckers in nearly all regions felt another price hike at the pump this week, as the national average price of diesel went up about a penny per gallon to near $3.29.

This week’s average fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

05/14/18 05/21/18 05/28/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.873 2.923 2.962 values are up 0.039 values are up 0.556
East Coast (PADD1) 2.820 2.860 2.910 values are up 0.050 values are up 0.569
  New England (PADD1A) 2.874 2.945 2.980 values are up 0.035 values are up 0.570
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.944 2.997 3.027 values are up 0.030 values are up 0.561
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.726 2.751 2.818 values are up 0.067 values are up 0.591
Midwest (PADD2) 2.782 2.851 2.881 values are up 0.030 values are up 0.580
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.613 2.676 2.721 values are up 0.045 values are up 0.566
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.922 2.968 2.991 values are up 0.023 values are up 0.569
West Coast (PADD5) 3.405 3.435 3.463 values are up 0.028 values are up 0.504
  West Coast less California 3.166 3.208 3.248 values are up 0.040 values are up 0.580

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

05/14/18 05/21/18 05/28/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.239 3.277 3.288 values are up 0.011 values are up 0.717
East Coast (PADD1) 3.236 3.271 3.287 values are up 0.016 values are up 0.679
  New England (PADD1A) 3.251 3.282 3.307 values are up 0.025 values are up 0.685
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.380 3.420 3.443 values are up 0.023 values are up 0.692
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.132 3.163 3.174 values are up 0.011 values are up 0.669
Midwest (PADD2) 3.175 3.218 3.230 values are up 0.012 values are up 0.718
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 3.012 3.055 3.054 values are down -0.001 values are up 0.631
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.316 3.348 3.353 values are up 0.005 values are up 0.692
West Coast (PADD5) 3.731 3.765 3.784 values are up 0.019 values are up 0.941
  West Coast less California 3.482 3.503 3.514 values are up 0.011 values are up 0.779
  California 3.929 3.973 3.997 values are up 0.024 values are up 1.066

*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 May 21, 2018

Gas price trend for the week of May 21, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices continued their upward climb during the past week, according to the latest weekly survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A.’s weekly fuel price survey shows the average price of gas jumped another nickel per gallon during the week to $2.92. That figure represents more than 30-cents’ worth of price hikes in the past two months, as crude oil prices surge amid global tensions and the approach of the summer driving season.

Prices went up in all regions, although the range of increases varied widely, from just over two cents in the Lower Atlantic states, to over seven cents per gallon across the New England states, according to the weekly survey.

Truckers were hit with a four-cent per gallon increase in average diesel prices this week. The E.I.A. reports the average price for a gallon of diesel is now $3.28.

This week’s average fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

05/07/18 05/14/18 05/21/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.845 2.873 2.923 values are up 0.050 values are up 0.524
East Coast (PADD1) 2.792 2.820 2.860 values are up 0.040 values are up 0.533
  New England (PADD1A) 2.836 2.874 2.945 values are up 0.071 values are up 0.552
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.917 2.944 2.997 values are up 0.053 values are up 0.555
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.685 2.726 2.751 values are up 0.025 values are up 0.530
Midwest (PADD2) 2.697 2.782 2.851 values are up 0.069 values are up 0.536
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.589 2.613 2.676 values are up 0.063 values are up 0.527
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.821 2.922 2.968 values are up 0.046 values are up 0.587
West Coast (PADD5) 3.464 3.405 3.435 values are up 0.030 values are up 0.502
  West Coast less California 3.173 3.166 3.208 values are up 0.042 values are up 0.552

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

05/07/18 05/14/18 05/21/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.171 3.239 3.277 values are up 0.038 values are up 0.738
East Coast (PADD1) 3.178 3.236 3.271 values are up 0.035 values are up 0.683
  New England (PADD1A) 3.215 3.251 3.282 values are up 0.031 values are up 0.656
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.336 3.380 3.420 values are up 0.040 values are up 0.687
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.061 3.132 3.163 values are up 0.031 values are up 0.684
Midwest (PADD2) 3.092 3.175 3.218 values are up 0.043 values are up 0.750
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.955 3.012 3.055 values are up 0.043 values are up 0.671
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.249 3.316 3.348 values are up 0.032 values are up 0.719
West Coast (PADD5) 3.662 3.731 3.765 values are up 0.034 values are up 0.937
  West Coast less California 3.409 3.482 3.503 values are up 0.021 values are up 0.778
  California 3.863 3.929 3.973 values are up 0.044 values are up 1.061

*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 May 14, 2018

Gas price trend for week of May 14, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – After a single week of relief from never-ending gas price increases, the cost of fuels shot up nationwide during the past week, according to the latest gas price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average cost of one gallon of gas in the U.S. is now just over $2.87.

That price represents a seven cent increase over last week, but there is a catch. That increase is depended on a new statistical methodology the E.I.A. announced it would begin testing this week. The new methodology includes a refinement in how the agency calculates average prices by zip-code, what geographic areas qualify as cities, and an update to the sample of stations surveyed, the agency reported on its website. The updated sampling methodology does not apply to diesel pricing surveys.

By the new statistical model, weekly gas prices increased well over seven cents, on a nationwide basis, last week. Some regions, particularly the Midwest and Rocky Mountain states, were hit with ten-cent and eight-cent price hikes, respectively.

Truckers were also greeted this week with a substantial hike in diesel prices. The E.I.A. reports the average cost of diesel went up nearly seven cents per gallon, bringing the average price to just shy of $3.24.

This week’s average fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

Note: There are two regular gas price tables this week in order to detail the price trends with the new a E.I.A. statistical calculus, versus the old methodology. The E.I.A. announced it implemented the new methodologies with the May 14, 2018 gas price survey. That new survey method is shown first, followed by a table using the old method.

The statistical models used for calculating diesel price averages has not been changed.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey (New Stat. Method)

04/30/18 05/07/18 05/14/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.797 2.801 2.873 values are up 0.072 values are up 0.504
East Coast (PADD1) 2.769 2.761 2.820 values are up 0.059 values are up 0.500
  New England (PADD1A) 2.816 2.834 2.874 values are up 0.040 values are up 0.507
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.908 2.898 2.944 values are up 0.046 values are up 0.507
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.671 2.656 2.726 values are up 0.070 values are up 0.508
Midwest (PADD2) 2.697 2.683 2.782 values are up 0.099 values are up 0.514
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.589 2.555 2.613 values are up 0.058 values are up 0.484
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.829 2.838 2.922 values are up 0.084 values are up 0.538
West Coast (PADD5) 3.302 3.347 3.405 values are up 0.058 values are up 0.533
  West Coast less California 3.082 3.129 3.166 values are up 0.037 values are up 0.523

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey (Old Stat. Method)

04/30/18 05/07/18 05/14/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.846 2.845 2.873 values are not available NA values are up 0.504
East Coast (PADD1) 2.789 2.792 2.820 values are not available NA values are up 0.500
  New England (PADD1A) 2.812 2.836 2.874 values are not available NA values are up 0.507
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.910 2.917 2.944 values are not available NA values are up 0.507
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.692 2.685 2.726 values are not available NA values are up 0.508
Midwest (PADD2) 2.724 2.697 2.782 values are not available NA values are up 0.514
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.589 2.589 2.613 values are not available NA values are up 0.484
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.803 2.821 2.922 values are not available NA values are up 0.538
West Coast (PADD5) 3.432 3.464 3.405 values are not available NA values are up 0.533
  West Coast less California 3.128 3.173 3.166 values are not available NA values are up 0.523

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey (No Change In Stat. Method)

04/30/18 05/07/18 05/14/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.157 3.171 3.239 values are up 0.068 values are up 0.695
East Coast (PADD1) 3.162 3.178 3.236 values are up 0.058 values are up 0.641
  New England (PADD1A) 3.203 3.215 3.251 values are up 0.036 values are up 0.625
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.321 3.336 3.380 values are up 0.044 values are up 0.643
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.042 3.061 3.132 values are up 0.071 values are up 0.644
Midwest (PADD2) 3.083 3.092 3.175 values are up 0.083 values are up 0.696
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.946 2.955 3.012 values are up 0.057 values are up 0.630
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.215 3.249 3.316 values are up 0.067 values are up 0.690
West Coast (PADD5) 3.640 3.662 3.731 values are up 0.069 values are up 0.907
  West Coast less California 3.394 3.409 3.482 values are up 0.073 values are up 0.754
  California 3.834 3.863 3.929 values are up 0.066 values are up 1.027

*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 May 7, 2018

Gas price report for May 7, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – For the first time in four weeks, the nation’s gas prices finally leveled off, although not in all regions. Gas price data were released in the weekly fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which shows the nation’s average gas price was flat week over week, holding at nearly $2.85 per gallon.

Many regions enjoyed a flattening of the increasing price curve, though not all. Drivers on the West Coast and across New England had price increases of about three and two cents per gallon, respectively, according to the survey report. However, drivers in the Midwest enjoyed a price decline of about three cents per gallon.

Truckers were still hit with another diesel price increase this week. The E.I.A. reports the average cost of diesel went up a little over a penny per gallon, bringing the average price to just over $3.17.

This week’s average fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

04/23/18 04/30/18 05/07/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.798 2.846 2.845 values are down -0.001 values are up 0.473
East Coast (PADD1) 2.751 2.789 2.792 values are up 0.003 values are up 0.444
  New England (PADD1A) 2.759 2.812 2.836 values are up 0.024 values are up 0.452
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.862 2.910 2.917 values are up 0.007 values are up 0.457
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.665 2.692 2.685 values are down -0.007 values are up 0.432
Midwest (PADD2) 2.657 2.724 2.697 values are down -0.027 values are up 0.465
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.546 2.589 2.589 no change 0.000 values are up 0.421
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.772 2.803 2.821 values are up 0.018 values are up 0.428
West Coast (PADD5) 3.391 3.432 3.464 values are up 0.032 values are up 0.601
  West Coast less California 3.088 3.128 3.173 values are up 0.045 values are up 0.522

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

04/23/18 04/30/18 05/07/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.133 3.157 3.171 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.606
East Coast (PADD1) 3.142 3.162 3.178 values are up 0.016 values are up 0.566
  New England (PADD1A) 3.171 3.203 3.215 values are up 0.012 values are up 0.573
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.295 3.321 3.336 values are up 0.015 values are up 0.583
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.028 3.042 3.061 values are up 0.019 values are up 0.554
Midwest (PADD2) 3.047 3.083 3.092 values are up 0.009 values are up 0.595
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.936 2.946 2.955 values are up 0.009 values are up 0.545
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.181 3.215 3.249 values are up 0.034 values are up 0.598
West Coast (PADD5) 3.616 3.640 3.662 values are up 0.022 values are up 0.816
  West Coast less California 3.366 3.394 3.409 values are up 0.015 values are up 0.662
  California 3.815 3.834 3.863 values are up 0.029 values are up 0.936

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