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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.

Gas Price Report For March 20, 2017

Gas price trend for week of March 20, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas remained relatively stable across the United States during the past week, according to the latest release from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Prices in all regions either remained the same or within a penny of last week’s figures, according to the regular E.I.A. price survey. Nationally, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas remains $2.32.

The story was quite different for truckers and drivers of other diesel-powered vehicles. The E.I.A. weekly survey shows the price of diesel went down an average of 2.5¢ per gallon, although the Gulf Coast enjoyed a surprise four-cent decline in prices. All regions had price declines ranging from one cent to four cents per gallon.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.849: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.586: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.380: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.304: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.266: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.261: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.221: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.183: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.072: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.826: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.738: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.622: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.600: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.590: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.498: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.464: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.380: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For March 13, 2017

Gas price trend for week of March 13, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – With the price of crude oil falling dramatically, even as people hit the road for spring break, the price of gas finally fell in nearly all regions this week, helping pull the nation’s average gas price down for the first time this month, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. It now costs about $2.32 for a gallon of regular unleaded gas, nationwide, although regional averages vary widely.

Gas prices did jump upward across the West Coast and Rocky Mountains, by about two cents per gallon; prices across the Gulf Coast and Lower Atlantic fell by about the same amount.

Meanwhile, the cost of diesel fell across all regions, with the E.I.A. weekly survey showing a 1.5-cent decline in the average price of diesel. That shift helped push the national average down 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:

$2.851: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.584: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.386: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.305: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.273: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.259: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.217: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.191: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.075: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.846: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.761: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.628: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.617: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.617: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.512: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.491: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.419: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For March 6, 2017

Gas price trend for week of March 6, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The cost of driving is hitting new highs, even as spring break begins for many travelers; according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the nation’s average gas price jumped nearly three cents per gallon, pushing to just over $2.34 per gallon. Prices lurched upward in the Midwest, with more modest increases seen across the Gulf Coast and West Coast regions, according to the weekly gas price survey. However, like last week, prices across the East Coast either held steady or declined slightly.

Meanwhile, the cost of diesel remained steady, with the E.I.A. weekly survey showing just a 2/10 penny increase in the average price of diesel. That little movement kept the national average at $2.58 per gallon.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.832: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.542: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.388: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.287: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.285: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.267: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.258: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.215: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.094: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.877: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.780: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.646: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.633: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.625: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.525: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.502: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.429: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For February 27, 2017

Gas price trend for week of February 27, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Only a week after reversing course, the price of gas turned once more, as the national average pushed back up about a penny per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The weekly E.I.A. gas price survey shows prices settled, nationally, at just over $2.31 per gallon. Prices across the East Coast were generally down, but a significant price hike in California dragged the national averages higher.

The cost of diesel increased this week, albeit barely, according to the E.I.A. The average cost of diesel went up about a half a penny per gallon, as the national price average pushed up to $2.58.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.796: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.522: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.396: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.286: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.272: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.273: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.210: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.207: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.069: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.877: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.772: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.658: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.635: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.582: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.533: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.499: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.433: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For February 20*, 2017

Editor’s note: The EIA weekly price survey was delayed due to the Presidents’ Day Holiday, which was February 20. The report was released February 21, 2017.

Gas Price trend for week of February 20, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gasoline took a little turn for the better this week, at least for most drivers. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s weekly price survey shows the nation’s average price for a gallon of unleaded gas fell about a half-penny per gallon, settling at $2.30. Prices fell in most regions, except along the West Coast and in the Rocky Mountains. East Coast prices were up fractionally, led by a rise in costs along the Lower Atlantic states.

The cost of diesel increased this week, bucking the regular gasoline trend, according to the E.I.A. However, the average cost of diesel went up less than a penny per gallon, and the national price average remains at $2.57.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.750: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.496: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.420: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.294: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.288: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.252: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.201: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.190: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.069: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.876: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.770: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.658: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.628: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.548: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.521: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.495: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.433: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For February 13, 2017

Gas price trend for week of February 13, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The cost of filling your gas tank may have gone up this week, as the nation’s average fuel costs reversed course and pumped upward almost one-and-a-half cents, on average, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average cost of a gallon of unleaded gas is now $2.31.

The surge in prices was largely due to dramatic price increases across the Midwest and West Coast regions, both which inflated the national average. Prices increased only slightly or went down in every other region, dropping noticeably in both Atlantic regions.

The cost of diesel increased this week, but only just, according to the E.I.A. The average cost of diesel went up about a penny per gallon and is now $2.57.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.732: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.487: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.424: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.296: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.293: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.230: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.213: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.195: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.080: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.869: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.765: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.668: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.626: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.522: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.519: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.487: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.424: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For Monday, February 6, 2017

Gas price trend for week of February 6, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s average gas price dropped for a fourth consecutive week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A.’s weekly gas price survey shows the average price of the nation’s gasoline fell from $2.30 to $2.29, although the actual price decline was only three-tenths of a penny. However, drivers in the Midwest and Central Atlantic regions enjoyed as much as a penny off last week’s fuel costs, according to the report.

The cost of diesel dropped again this week, as well, according to the E.I.A. The average cost of diesel is now $2.56 per gallon.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.700: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.483 PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.432: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.301: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.294: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.233: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.206: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.181: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.071: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.856: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.763: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.661: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.618: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.515: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.508: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.492: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.403: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For January 9, 2017

Gas price trend for week of January 9, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas continued, this week, what has become a weekly ritual of increases. However, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, this week’s price rise was much lower than recent weeks. That gave drivers something of a break from the break-neck pace of price hikes, but only just. The E.I.A.’s weekly price survey shows the national average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded gas went up just over a penny per gallon to settle at about $2.39. Still, that is likely some relief from the 7-cent hike drivers felt last week.

The cost of diesel went up the same price as its petroleum counterpart, according to the E.I.A. As with regular gas, diesel prices went up just over a penny per gallon. The national average now stands at about $2.60 per gallon.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.680: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.515: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.465 PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.395: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.378: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.344: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.310: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.259: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.168: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.873: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.813: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.677: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.648: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.547: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.541: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.526: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.448: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Update For March 7, 2016

Gas price trend for week of March 7, 2016Fort Lauderdale, FL – The upward swing in gas prices extended into a second week this week, according to the latest report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A. weekly data show the average price of a gallon of gas is now $1.84, with prices rising in all regions.

The price of diesel also went up three cents, according to the report. The average price of diesel has gone back above the two-dollar threshold to settle at $2.02.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.244: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$1.904: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$1.819: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$1.815: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.784: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.779: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.778: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$1.749: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.603: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.219: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.188: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.147: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.077: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.983: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.979: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.927: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.907: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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