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Gas Price Report For December 10, 2018

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

11/26/18 12/03/18 12/10/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.539 2.451 2.421 values are down -0.030 values are down -0.064
East Coast (PADD1) 2.498 2.422 2.384 values are down -0.038 values are down -0.081
  New England (PADD1A) 2.647 2.583 2.548 values are down -0.035 values are up 0.002
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.645 2.585 2.552 values are down -0.033 values are down -0.037
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.363 2.274 2.232 values are down -0.042 values are down -0.116
Midwest (PADD2) 2.314 2.198 2.210 values are up 0.012 values are down -0.161
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.216 2.123 2.074 values are down -0.049 values are down -0.142
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.796 2.717 2.655 values are down -0.062 values are up 0.141
West Coast (PADD5) 3.308 3.241 3.171 values are down -0.070 values are up 0.197
  West Coast less California 3.100 3.045 2.987 values are down -0.058 values are up 0.263

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

11/26/18 12/03/18 12/10/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.261 3.207 3.161 values are down -0.046 values are up 0.251
East Coast (PADD1) 3.277 3.229 3.194 values are down -0.035 values are up 0.293
  New England (PADD1A) 3.344 3.310 3.295 values are down -0.015 values are up 0.395
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.447 3.394 3.368 values are down -0.026 values are up 0.308
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.145 3.098 3.053 values are down -0.045 values are up 0.265
Midwest (PADD2) 3.185 3.117 3.066 values are down -0.051 values are up 0.203
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 3.035 2.989 2.934 values are down -0.055 values are up 0.229
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.339 3.291 3.239 values are down -0.052 values are up 0.248
West Coast (PADD5) 3.739 3.694 3.652 values are down -0.042 values are up 0.308
  West Coast less California 3.455 3.406 3.357 values are down -0.049 values are up 0.285
  California 3.964 3.922 3.887 values are down -0.035 values are up 0.327

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

Gas Price Report For December 3, 2018

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

11/19/18 11/26/18 12/03/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.611 2.539 2.451 values are down -0.088 values are down -0.049
East Coast (PADD1) 2.554 2.498 2.422 values are down -0.076 values are down -0.069
  New England (PADD1A) 2.674 2.647 2.583 values are down -0.064 values are up 0.008
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.681 2.645 2.585 values are down -0.060 values are down -0.031
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.442 2.363 2.274 values are down -0.089 values are down -0.099
Midwest (PADD2) 2.417 2.314 2.198 values are down -0.116 values are down -0.159
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.308 2.216 2.123 values are down -0.093 values are down -0.127
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.828 2.796 2.717 values are down -0.079 values are up 0.183
West Coast (PADD5) 3.348 3.308 3.241 values are down -0.067 values are up 0.235
  West Coast less California 3.127 3.100 3.045 values are down -0.055 values are up 0.306

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

11/19/18 11/26/18 12/03/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.282 3.261 3.207 values are down -0.054 values are up 0.285
East Coast (PADD1) 3.295 3.277 3.229 values are down -0.048 values are up 0.325
  New England (PADD1A) 3.347 3.344 3.310 values are down -0.034 values are up 0.413
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.466 3.447 3.394 values are down -0.053 values are up 0.332
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.165 3.145 3.098 values are down -0.047 values are up 0.304
Midwest (PADD2) 3.216 3.185 3.117 values are down -0.068 values are up 0.240
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 3.045 3.035 2.989 values are down -0.046 values are up 0.276
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.360 3.339 3.291 values are down -0.048 values are up 0.272
West Coast (PADD5) 3.767 3.739 3.694 values are down -0.045 values are up 0.321
  West Coast less California 3.475 3.455 3.406 values are down -0.049 values are up 0.300
  California 4.000 3.964 3.922 values are down -0.042 values are up 0.337

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

Gas Price Report For November 26, 2018

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

11/12/18 11/19/18 11/26/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.686 2.611 2.539 values are down -0.072 values are up 0.006
East Coast (PADD1) 2.621 2.554 2.498 values are down -0.056 values are down -0.010
  New England (PADD1A) 2.724 2.674 2.647 values are down -0.027 values are up 0.063
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.740 2.681 2.645 values are down -0.036 values are up 0.013
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.520 2.442 2.363 values are down -0.079 values are down -0.029
Midwest (PADD2) 2.512 2.417 2.314 values are down -0.103 values are down -0.108
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.387 2.308 2.216 values are down -0.092 values are down -0.046
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.891 2.828 2.796 values are down -0.032 values are up 0.258
West Coast (PADD5) 3.401 3.348 3.308 values are down -0.040 values are up 0.273
  West Coast less California 3.174 3.127 3.100 values are down -0.027 values are up 0.350

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

11/12/18 11/19/18 11/26/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.317 3.282 3.261 values are down -0.021 values are up 0.335
East Coast (PADD1) 3.314 3.295 3.277 values are down -0.018 values are up 0.370
  New England (PADD1A) 3.356 3.347 3.344 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.463
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.483 3.466 3.447 values are down -0.019 values are up 0.373
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.187 3.165 3.145 values are down -0.020 values are up 0.351
Midwest (PADD2) 3.262 3.216 3.185 values are down -0.031 values are up 0.301
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 3.085 3.045 3.035 values are down -0.010 values are up 0.323
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.378 3.360 3.339 values are down -0.021 values are up 0.313
West Coast (PADD5) 3.807 3.767 3.739 values are down -0.028 values are up 0.359
  West Coast less California 3.514 3.475 3.455 values are down -0.020 values are up 0.342
  California 4.040 4.000 3.964 values are down -0.036 values are up 0.367

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

Gas Price Report For November 19, 2018

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

11/05/18 11/12/18 11/19/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.753 2.686 2.611 values are down -0.075 values are up 0.043
East Coast (PADD1) 2.680 2.621 2.554 values are down -0.067 values are up 0.028
  New England (PADD1A) 2.776 2.724 2.674 values are down -0.050 values are up 0.081
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.805 2.740 2.681 values are down -0.059 values are up 0.035
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.575 2.520 2.442 values are down -0.078 values are up 0.027
Midwest (PADD2) 2.604 2.512 2.417 values are down -0.095 values are down -0.080
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.455 2.387 2.308 values are down -0.079 values are up 0.023
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.935 2.891 2.828 values are down -0.063 values are up 0.286
West Coast (PADD5) 3.450 3.401 3.348 values are down -0.053 values are up 0.297
  West Coast less California 3.208 3.174 3.127 values are down -0.047 values are up 0.369

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

11/05/18 11/12/18 11/19/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.338 3.317 3.282 values are down -0.035 values are up 0.370
East Coast (PADD1) 3.329 3.314 3.295 values are down -0.019 values are up 0.399
  New England (PADD1A) 3.362 3.356 3.347 values are down -0.009 values are up 0.485
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.498 3.483 3.466 values are down -0.017 values are up 0.411
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.205 3.187 3.165 values are down -0.022 values are up 0.376
Midwest (PADD2) 3.286 3.262 3.216 values are down -0.046 values are up 0.343
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 3.106 3.085 3.045 values are down -0.040 values are up 0.356
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.398 3.378 3.360 values are down -0.018 values are up 0.357
West Coast (PADD5) 3.833 3.807 3.767 values are down -0.040 values are up 0.389
  West Coast less California 3.538 3.514 3.475 values are down -0.039 values are up 0.368
  California 4.068 4.040 4.000 values are down -0.040 values are up 0.401

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

New Orlando Toll Pass Covers Nearly Entire U.S. East Coast

Orlando’s Central Florida Expressway Authority Unveils Interstate Pass

First New Toll Pass To Work Across Florida As Well As East and Midwest USA

Orlando’s Central Florida Expressway Authority announced today the availability of the Florida’s first new toll pass to be compatible on CFX roadways, other Florida toll roads, and, crucially, nearly all toll roads across the East Coast, New England and Midwest United States. Today’s announcement comes less that three months after CFX began accepting E-ZPass on Orlando-area toll roads. Until now, only North Carolina’s QuickPass was compatible with both E-ZPass and Sunpass.

In a written news release today, Brian Hutchings, spokesman for CFX, wrote that E-Pass Xtra is the “CFX response to the Moving Ahead for Progress in 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which requires all U.S. highway toll facilities to adopt interoperable technologies or best practices so drivers can travel across toll roads without the need to change transponders or open new accounts.”

E-Pass Xtra coverage map

Graphic: Central Florida Expressway Authority

MAP-21 was passed as part of the U.S. Congress’ 2012 highway authorization bill, and it required states across the country to introduce compatible technologies no later than October 2016. No funding authorization accompanied the mandate, but there was also no enforcement provision, and most states did not meet the deadline.

Florida Drivers Get First Interstate Transponder Option

The availability of the E-Pass Xtra  gives Florida drivers their first option for acquiring a toll pass that will be compatible with E-ZPass systems across the East Coast and Midwest, as well as the QuickPass and PeachPass systems in North Carolina and Georgia, respectively. SunPass, issued by Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, is currently not compatible on roads outside the Lower Atlantic region.

E-ZPass, IPass Still Only Work In Orlando

While Florida drivers now have an interstate toll pass option, drivers using E-ZPass, RiverLink or IPass will still only be able to use their transponders on Orlando roads, unless they purchase the E-Pass Extra, themselves.

There is also the option to use Florida’s Sunpass, but that transponder is compatible only in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. While Sunpass has been negotiating since at least 2016 to achieve interstate toll compatibility, no new date for compatibility has been announced. Previously-announced target dates in 2017 were missed on at least two occasions.

E-Pass Xtra transponder unit

Photo: Central Florida Expressway Authority

The new E-Pass Xtra unit is currently available only as a portable transponder unit, according to CFX, and can be acquired by visiting the CFX website to purchase a transponder unit or by visiting EPASSXtra.com. The unit, pictured here in a CFX photo, includes both the E-Pass and the E-ZPass logos.

The new pass will cost drivers $18.50 to purchase, and CFX will require a minimum balance of $10.00 once an account is opened.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story reported the E-Pass Xtra was the nation’s first new toll pass to be compatible with Florida roads and much of the East Coast and Midwest. E-Pass Xtra is, in fact, Florida’s first new toll pass with such compatibility.

Gas Price Report For November 12, 2018

Editor’s note: Veterans Day Holiday on November 12; report released November 13, 2018.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

10/29/18 11/05/18 11/12/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.811 2.753 2.686 values are down -0.067 values are up 0.094
East Coast (PADD1) 2.733 2.680 2.621 values are down -0.059 values are up 0.075
  New England (PADD1A) 2.812 2.776 2.724 values are down -0.052 values are up 0.124
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.853 2.805 2.740 values are down -0.065 values are up 0.082
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.636 2.575 2.520 values are down -0.055 values are up 0.074
Midwest (PADD2) 2.680 2.604 2.512 values are down -0.092 values are down -0.013
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.523 2.455 2.387 values are down -0.068 values are up 0.085
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.958 2.935 2.891 values are down -0.044 values are up 0.349
West Coast (PADD5) 3.482 3.450 3.401 values are down -0.049 values are up 0.317
  West Coast less California 3.231 3.208 3.174 values are down -0.034 values are up 0.418

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

10/29/18 11/05/18 11/12/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.355 3.338 3.317 values are down -0.021 values are up 0.402
East Coast (PADD1) 3.346 3.329 3.314 values are down -0.015 values are up 0.430
  New England (PADD1A) 3.365 3.362 3.356 values are down -0.006 values are up 0.506
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.523 3.498 3.483 values are down -0.015 values are up 0.465
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.217 3.205 3.187 values are down -0.018 values are up 0.392
Midwest (PADD2) 3.310 3.286 3.262 values are down -0.024 values are up 0.378
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 3.117 3.106 3.085 values are down -0.021 values are up 0.388
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.405 3.398 3.378 values are down -0.020 values are up 0.386
West Coast (PADD5) 3.848 3.833 3.807 values are down -0.026 values are up 0.417
  West Coast less California 3.564 3.538 3.514 values are down -0.024 values are up 0.394
  California 4.074 4.068 4.040 values are down -0.028 values are up 0.430

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

Gas Price Report For November 5, 2018

Gas price trend for week of November 5, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices took a deep dive during the past week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest weekly price survey. According to the report, prices fell nearly six cents per gallon, on average, to settle at about $2.75, a price level not seen in nearly seven months.

Prices fell in all regions this week, and there were deep declines in several survey regions this week. On the West Coast, where the average prices are highest in the nation, costs fell over three cents per gallon, on average, to $3.45, according to the E.I.A. Prices were down between six and eight cents per gallon in three key regions, including the Lower Atlantic, the Midwest and across the Gulf Coast, which includes heavily-populated Texas.

Truckers saw prices decline this week, as well, but not at nearly the same pace, according to the weekly E.I.A. report.  Diesel prices fell well almost two cents per gallon, nationwide, to about $3.34.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

10/22/18 10/29/18 11/05/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.841 2.811 2.753 values are down -0.058 values are up 0.192
East Coast (PADD1) 2.777 2.733 2.680 values are down -0.053 values are up 0.203
  New England (PADD1A) 2.837 2.812 2.776 values are down -0.036 values are up 0.213
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.888 2.853 2.805 values are down -0.048 values are up 0.194
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.690 2.636 2.575 values are down -0.061 values are up 0.225
Midwest (PADD2) 2.689 2.680 2.604 values are down -0.076 values are up 0.058
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.582 2.523 2.455 values are down -0.068 values are up 0.206
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.963 2.958 2.935 values are down -0.023 values are up 0.397
West Coast (PADD5) 3.499 3.482 3.450 values are down -0.032 values are up 0.401
  West Coast less California 3.241 3.231 3.208 values are down -0.023 values are up 0.494

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

10/22/18 10/29/18 11/05/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.380 3.355 3.338 values are down -0.017 values are up 0.456
East Coast (PADD1) 3.369 3.346 3.329 values are down -0.017 values are up 0.481
  New England (PADD1A) 3.368 3.365 3.362 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.550
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.533 3.523 3.498 values are down -0.025 values are up 0.523
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.254 3.217 3.205 values are down -0.012 values are up 0.441
Midwest (PADD2) 3.333 3.310 3.286 values are down -0.024 values are up 0.425
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 3.152 3.117 3.106 values are down -0.011 values are up 0.438
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.408 3.405 3.398 values are down -0.007 values are up 0.433
West Coast (PADD5) 3.871 3.848 3.833 values are down -0.015 values are up 0.501
  West Coast less California 3.587 3.564 3.538 values are down -0.026 values are up 0.463
  California 4.096 4.074 4.068 values are down -0.006 values are up 0.527

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

Gas Price Report For October 29, 2018

Gas price trend for week of October 29, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices took another tumble at the pump this week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The weekly E.I.A. fuel price survey shows the average price of one gallon of regular unleaded fell to about $2.81, nationwide, which is down three cents from the previous week’s survey.

Prices finally fell in all regions this week, unlike the previous two weeks’ declines. Even so, on the West Coast, the last region to get a price break amid the recent spate of declines, prices only dipped about two cents per gallon. Elsewhere, prices fell at a more substantial rate, particularly in the Lower Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions, where prices shed between five and six cents per gallon, on average, according to this week’s E.I.A. survey.

Truckers caught a good break, for a second week in a row, according to the E.I.A. Diesel prices fell well over two cents per gallon, nationwide, to settle at about $3.36.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

10/15/18 10/22/18 10/29/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.879 2.841 2.811 values are down -0.030 values are up 0.323
East Coast (PADD1) 2.809 2.777 2.733 values are down -0.044 values are up 0.285
  New England (PADD1A) 2.854 2.837 2.812 values are down -0.025 values are up 0.259
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.914 2.888 2.853 values are down -0.035 values are up 0.300
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.730 2.690 2.636 values are down -0.054 values are up 0.299
Midwest (PADD2) 2.758 2.689 2.680 values are down -0.009 values are up 0.253
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.627 2.582 2.523 values are down -0.059 values are up 0.308
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.982 2.963 2.958 values are down -0.005 values are up 0.443
West Coast (PADD5) 3.494 3.499 3.482 values are down -0.017 values are up 0.554
  West Coast less California 3.235 3.241 3.231 values are down -0.010 values are up 0.543

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

10/15/18 10/22/18 10/29/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.394 3.380 3.355 values are down -0.025 values are up 0.536
East Coast (PADD1) 3.382 3.369 3.346 values are down -0.023 values are up 0.535
  New England (PADD1A) 3.361 3.368 3.365 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.595
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.544 3.533 3.523 values are down -0.010 values are up 0.585
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.272 3.254 3.217 values are down -0.037 values are up 0.488
Midwest (PADD2) 3.351 3.333 3.310 values are down -0.023 values are up 0.500
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 3.172 3.152 3.117 values are down -0.035 values are up 0.478
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.400 3.408 3.405 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.462
West Coast (PADD5) 3.880 3.871 3.848 values are down -0.023 values are up 0.737
  West Coast less California 3.591 3.587 3.564 values are down -0.023 values are up 0.544
  California 4.109 4.096 4.074 values are down -0.022 values are up 0.889

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

Gas Price Report For October 22, 2018

Gas price trend for week of October 22, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – For a second consecutive week, retail gas prices dropped for most U.S. drivers, according to the latest weekly fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, a branch of the Department of Energy. The E.I.A.’s weekly survey shows the cost of an average gallon of gas plunged nearly four cents this week. That brings the average U.S. price for a gallon of regular unleaded down to about $2.84.

Prices continued rising along the West Coast and in California, pushing each regional average up by about a penny. Elsewhere, prices were down for most drivers, often substantially, from the Rocky Mountain states to the Lower Atlantic. In the Midwest, home to frequent and dramatic price swings, the average gas cost fell a stiff seven cents per gallon, on average.

Truckers finally caught a break, themselves, this week, according to the E.I.A. survey. Diesel fuel prices fell about one and a half cents, on average, this week, the first time diesel prices have fallen for several weeks. The average cost of a gallon of diesel is about $3.38, 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

10/08/18 10/15/18 10/22/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.903 2.879 2.841 values are down -0.038 values are up 0.362
East Coast (PADD1) 2.828 2.809 2.777 values are down -0.032 values are up 0.330
  New England (PADD1A) 2.871 2.854 2.837 values are down -0.017 values are up 0.275
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.937 2.914 2.888 values are down -0.026 values are up 0.349
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.745 2.730 2.690 values are down -0.040 values are up 0.346
Midwest (PADD2) 2.822 2.758 2.689 values are down -0.069 values are up 0.295
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.626 2.627 2.582 values are down -0.045 values are up 0.356
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.999 2.982 2.963 values are down -0.019 values are up 0.434
West Coast (PADD5) 3.475 3.494 3.499 values are up 0.005 values are up 0.574
  West Coast less California 3.187 3.235 3.241 values are up 0.006 values are up 0.554

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

10/08/18 10/15/18 10/22/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.385 3.394 3.380 values are down -0.014 values are up 0.583
East Coast (PADD1) 3.360 3.382 3.369 values are down -0.013 values are up 0.572
  New England (PADD1A) 3.344 3.361 3.368 values are up 0.007 values are up 0.616
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.531 3.544 3.533 values are down -0.011 values are up 0.609
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.243 3.272 3.254 values are down -0.018 values are up 0.539
Midwest (PADD2) 3.351 3.351 3.333 values are down -0.018 values are up 0.554
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 3.169 3.172 3.152 values are down -0.020 values are up 0.538
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.390 3.400 3.408 values are up 0.008 values are up 0.491
West Coast (PADD5) 3.866 3.880 3.871 values are down -0.009 values are up 0.773
  West Coast less California 3.558 3.591 3.587 values are down -0.004 values are up 0.572
  California 4.111 4.109 4.096 values are down -0.013 values are up 0.930

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

Gas Price Report For October 15, 2018

Gas price trend for week of October 15, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices finally did an about-face this week, declining after six weeks of increases, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Overall, the nation enjoyed a price dip of more than two cents per gallon, the E.I.A. reported this week, although one key region was still impacted by a significant price increase. Nonetheless, the nation’s average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fell to just under $2.88.

Prices spiked once more on the West Coast, sans California, as prices pushed nearly a nickel per gallon higher, the E.I.A. price survey showed this week. Elsewhere, prices ticked up slightly in the Rocky Mountain States, while the average driver in the Midwest watched prices fall by well over six cents per gallon, a leading factor this week in the decline of the U.S. average fuel price, according to the E.I.A. report.

For truckers, the news was not so good, but it was not nearly as bad as last week, according to the E.I.A. numbers. Overall, prices nudged up about a penny per gallon to settle just over  $3.39 per gallon, on average.

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

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

10/01/18 10/08/18 10/15/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.866 2.903 2.879 values are down -0.024 values are up 0.390
East Coast (PADD1) 2.794 2.828 2.809 values are down -0.019 values are up 0.339
  New England (PADD1A) 2.857 2.871 2.854 values are down -0.017 values are up 0.274
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.905 2.937 2.914 values are down -0.023 values are up 0.353
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.707 2.745 2.730 values are down -0.015 values are up 0.361
Midwest (PADD2) 2.790 2.822 2.758 values are down -0.064 values are up 0.383
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.593 2.626 2.627 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.365
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.000 2.999 2.982 values are down -0.017 values are up 0.456
West Coast (PADD5) 3.412 3.475 3.494 values are up 0.019 values are up 0.556
  West Coast less California 3.149 3.187 3.235 values are up 0.048 values are up 0.536

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

10/01/18 10/08/18 10/15/18 week ago year ago
U.S. 3.313 3.385 3.394 values are up 0.009 values are up 0.607
East Coast (PADD1) 3.292 3.360 3.382 values are up 0.022 values are up 0.585
  New England (PADD1A) 3.305 3.344 3.361 values are up 0.017 values are up 0.614
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.447 3.531 3.544 values are up 0.013 values are up 0.618
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 3.180 3.243 3.272 values are up 0.029 values are up 0.558
Midwest (PADD2) 3.278 3.351 3.351 no change 0.000 values are up 0.594
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 3.079 3.169 3.172 values are up 0.003 values are up 0.560
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.367 3.390 3.400 values are up 0.010 values are up 0.514
West Coast (PADD5) 3.802 3.866 3.880 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.791
  West Coast less California 3.506 3.558 3.591 values are up 0.033 values are up 0.588
  California 4.038 4.111 4.109 values are down -0.002 values are up 0.950

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