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Gas Price Report For December 11, 2017

Gas price trend for week of December 11, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices gave holiday drivers another break this week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The weekly E.I.A. fuel price survey reports gas prices declined another one-and-a-half cents, on average, bringing the nation’s average cost for a gallon of regular unleaded down to about $2.49.

Average regional prices were down in all but one survey district, according to the E.I.A. Drivers across the Midwest, who had been enjoying steep price declines, felt a pinch at the pump this week as prices went up almost two cents per gallon. Across the broad West Coast, the average cost of gas finally fell below the $3.00 threshold for the first time in weeks.

Truck drivers finally caught a better break this week, as the nation’s average cost of diesel fell nearly in line with regular petroleum. Diesel prices dipped, nationally, by 1.2¢ per gallon, settling at $2.91.

Fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

11/27/17 12/04/17 12/11/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.533 2.500 2.485 values are down -0.015 values are up 0.249
East Coast (PADD1) 2.508 2.491 2.465 values are down -0.026 values are up 0.206
  New England (PADD1A) 2.584 2.575 2.546 values are down -0.029 values are up 0.289
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.632 2.616 2.589 values are down -0.027 values are up 0.226
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.392 2.373 2.348 values are down -0.025 values are up 0.167
Midwest (PADD2) 2.422 2.357 2.371 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.209
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.262 2.250 2.216 values are down -0.034 values are up 0.208
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.538 2.534 2.514 values are down -0.020 values are up 0.392
West Coast (PADD5) 3.035 3.006 2.974 values are down -0.032 values are up 0.418
  West Coast less California 2.750 2.739 2.724 values are down -0.015 values are up 0.356

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

11/27/17 12/04/17 12/11/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.926 2.922 2.910 values are down -0.012 values are up 0.417
East Coast (PADD1) 2.907 2.904 2.901 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.381
  New England (PADD1A) 2.881 2.897 2.900 values are up 0.003 values are up 0.353
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.074 3.062 3.060 values are down -0.002 values are up 0.427
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.794 2.794 2.788 values are down -0.006 values are up 0.359
Midwest (PADD2) 2.884 2.877 2.863 values are down -0.014 values are up 0.417
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.712 2.713 2.705 values are down -0.008 values are up 0.334
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.026 3.019 2.991 values are down -0.028 values are up 0.544
West Coast (PADD5) 3.380 3.373 3.344 values are down -0.029 values are up 0.572
  West Coast less California 3.113 3.106 3.072 values are down -0.034 values are up 0.382
  California 3.597 3.585 3.560 values are down -0.025 values are up 0.723

*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 December 4, 2017

Gas price trend for December 4, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gasoline continued its trek downward this week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The weekly E.I.A. fuel price survey shows the cost of regular unleaded declined by more than three cents per gallon, nationwide, to setting at $2.50.

Prices went down in all survey regions this week, particularly in the Midwest, where the retail cost dropped an average of seven cents per gallon this week. Over the past two weeks, gas prices in the Midwest have dipped by 14¢,  the biggest declines in the nation.

If the news for truckers was not as good this week, at least it was not as bad as last week. Average prices for diesel were flat, week on week, according to the E.I.A. survey. Prices did decline by about penny per gallon across the West Coast, the Midwest and the Central Atlantic. Nationally, however, prices moved only four-tenths of a cent, but it was enough to push the national average down, technically, to $2.92.

Fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

11/20/17 11/27/17 12/04/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.568 2.533 2.500 values are down -0.033 values are up 0.292
East Coast (PADD1) 2.526 2.508 2.491 values are down -0.017 values are up 0.260
  New England (PADD1A) 2.593 2.584 2.575 values are down -0.009 values are up 0.339
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.646 2.632 2.616 values are down -0.016 values are up 0.276
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.415 2.392 2.373 values are down -0.019 values are up 0.226
Midwest (PADD2) 2.497 2.422 2.357 values are down -0.065 values are up 0.250
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.285 2.262 2.250 values are down -0.012 values are up 0.271
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.542 2.538 2.534 values are down -0.004 values are up 0.414
West Coast (PADD5) 3.051 3.035 3.006 values are down -0.029 values are up 0.435
  West Coast less California 2.758 2.750 2.739 values are down -0.011 values are up 0.359

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

11/20/17 11/27/17 12/04/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.912 2.926 2.922 values are down -0.004 values are up 0.442
East Coast (PADD1) 2.896 2.907 2.904 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.405
  New England (PADD1A) 2.862 2.881 2.897 values are up 0.016 values are up 0.371
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.055 3.074 3.062 values are down -0.012 values are up 0.460
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.789 2.794 2.794 no change 0.000 values are up 0.379
Midwest (PADD2) 2.873 2.884 2.877 values are down -0.007 values are up 0.446
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.689 2.712 2.713 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.352
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 3.003 3.026 3.019 values are down -0.007 values are up 0.562
West Coast (PADD5) 3.378 3.380 3.373 values are down -0.007 values are up 0.603
  West Coast less California 3.107 3.113 3.106 values are down -0.007 values are up 0.427
  California 3.599 3.597 3.585 values are down -0.012 values are up 0.742

*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 November 27, 2017

Gas price trend for week of November 27, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Like a Cyber Monday deal at the gas pump, the cost of driving went down for a second consecutive week, according to the latest weekly fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is now $2.53, down nearly four cents over the past week.

While prices in most of the survey regions declined by a more modest figure, a substantial decline in prices across the Midwest, of more than seven cents per gallon, helped pull down the nation’s average retail gas price. Most regions’ fuel price averages were off by one to three cents per gallon.

Truckers got only bad news in this week’s E.I.A. report. Region by region, prices were up from one to three cents, pulling the nation’s average price of diesel up to $2.93 per gallon.

Fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

11/13/17 11/20/17 11/27/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.592 2.568 2.533 values are down -0.035 values are up 0.379
East Coast (PADD1) 2.546 2.526 2.508 values are down -0.018 values are up 0.344
  New England (PADD1A) 2.600 2.593 2.584 values are down -0.009 values are up 0.392
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.658 2.646 2.632 values are down -0.014 values are up 0.348
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.446 2.415 2.392 values are down -0.023 values are up 0.325
Midwest (PADD2) 2.525 2.497 2.422 values are down -0.075 values are up 0.383
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.302 2.285 2.262 values are down -0.023 values are up 0.356
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.542 2.542 2.538 values are down -0.004 values are up 0.392
West Coast (PADD5) 3.084 3.051 3.035 values are down -0.016 values are up 0.463
  West Coast less California 2.756 2.758 2.750 values are down -0.008 values are up 0.349

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

11/13/17 11/20/17 11/27/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.915 2.912 2.926 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.506
East Coast (PADD1) 2.884 2.896 2.907 values are up 0.011 values are up 0.461
  New England (PADD1A) 2.850 2.862 2.881 values are up 0.019 values are up 0.409
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 3.018 3.055 3.074 values are up 0.019 values are up 0.525
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.795 2.789 2.794 values are up 0.005 values are up 0.433
Midwest (PADD2) 2.884 2.873 2.884 values are up 0.011 values are up 0.528
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.697 2.689 2.712 values are up 0.023 values are up 0.422
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.992 3.003 3.026 values are up 0.023 values are up 0.576
West Coast (PADD5) 3.390 3.378 3.380 values are up 0.002 values are up 0.653
  West Coast less California 3.120 3.107 3.113 values are up 0.006 values are up 0.478
  California 3.610 3.599 3.597 values are down -0.002 values are up 0.797

*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 November 20, 2017

Gas price trend for week of November 20, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, the nation’s average fuel prices relented in their recent spate of price hikes. The latest report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded has fallen about two cents to $2.57. The decline marks the first time in November that drivers have received any good news, where it concerns gas prices.

Fuel prices were down across nearly all of the E.I.A.’s survey districts, including the West Coast, where average prices slipped over the $3.00 mark earlier this month. Prices were flat across the bulk of the Rocky Mountains.

Truckers got mixed news from this week’s E.I.A. report, however, as the national average was flat. Region by region, prices were down about a penny across the West Coast, Midwest and Gulf Coast; however, prices surged along the Lower Atlantic by nearly four cents, while the broad East Coast saw diesel prices up by over a penny per gallon. According to the E.I.A., the nation’s average cost for a gallon of diesel is now about $2.91.

Fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

11/06/17 11/13/17 11/20/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.561 2.592 2.568 values are down -0.024 values are up 0.413
East Coast (PADD1) 2.477 2.546 2.526 values are down -0.020 values are up 0.354
  New England (PADD1A) 2.563 2.600 2.593 values are down -0.007 values are up 0.396
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.611 2.658 2.646 values are down -0.012 values are up 0.355
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.350 2.446 2.415 values are down -0.031 values are up 0.340
Midwest (PADD2) 2.546 2.525 2.497 values are down -0.028 values are up 0.483
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.249 2.302 2.285 values are down -0.017 values are up 0.367
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.538 2.542 2.542 no change 0.000 values are up 0.357
West Coast (PADD5) 3.049 3.084 3.051 values are down -0.033 values are up 0.460
  West Coast less California 2.714 2.756 2.758 values are up 0.002 values are up 0.336

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

11/06/17 11/13/17 11/20/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.882 2.915 2.912 values are down -0.003 values are up 0.491
East Coast (PADD1) 2.848 2.884 2.896 values are up 0.012 values are up 0.454
  New England (PADD1A) 2.812 2.850 2.862 values are up 0.012 values are up 0.391
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.975 3.018 3.055 values are up 0.037 values are up 0.506
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.764 2.795 2.789 values are down -0.006 values are up 0.434
Midwest (PADD2) 2.861 2.884 2.873 values are down -0.011 values are up 0.517
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.668 2.697 2.689 values are down -0.008 values are up 0.393
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.965 2.992 3.003 values are up 0.011 values are up 0.548
West Coast (PADD5) 3.332 3.390 3.378 values are down -0.012 values are up 0.648
  West Coast less California 3.075 3.120 3.107 values are down -0.013 values are up 0.470
  California 3.541 3.610 3.599 values are down -0.011 values are up 0.795
*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 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 30, 2017

Gas price trend for week of October 30, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The national average price of gas trickled back up during the past week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The weekly E.I.A. fuel price survey shows the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded trickled up about a penny to about $2.49. Even so, the cost of fuel in some regions declined by about a penny to a penny and a half per gallon.

In fact, prices in the nation’s most expensive markets actually remained the same, with the West Coast average ticking up an barely noticeable 0.3¢, on average. Meanwhile, along the Gulf Coast, where prices are the cheapest, the averages dipped by over a penny per gallon.

In what could be a portent for regular fuels, however, the cost of diesel jumped over two cents per gallon during the past week, according to the E.I.A. The average cost of a gallon of diesel is now $2.82, up from about $2.80 last week.

Fuel prices for all regions are shown below, as gathered from www.eia.gov.

E.I.A. Gas Price Survey

10/16/17 10/23/17 10/30/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.489 2.479 2.488 values are up 0.009 values are up 0.258
East Coast (PADD1) 2.470 2.447 2.448 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.229
  New England (PADD1A) 2.580 2.562 2.553 values are down -0.009 values are up 0.305
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.561 2.539 2.553 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.282
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.369 2.344 2.337 values are down -0.007 values are up 0.165
Midwest (PADD2) 2.375 2.394 2.427 values are up 0.033 values are up 0.352
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.262 2.226 2.215 values are down -0.011 values are up 0.173
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.526 2.529 2.515 values are down -0.014 values are up 0.222
West Coast (PADD5) 2.938 2.925 2.928 values are up 0.003 values are up 0.231
  West Coast less California 2.699 2.687 2.688 values are up 0.001 values are up 0.210

E.I.A. Diesel Price Survey

10/16/17 10/23/17 10/30/17 week ago year ago
U.S. 2.787 2.797 2.819 values are up 0.022 values are up 0.340
East Coast (PADD1) 2.797 2.797 2.811 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.336
  New England (PADD1A) 2.747 2.752 2.770 values are up 0.018 values are up 0.268
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B) 2.926 2.924 2.938 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.355
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C) 2.714 2.715 2.729 values are up 0.014 values are up 0.341
Midwest (PADD2) 2.757 2.779 2.810 values are up 0.031 values are up 0.367
Gulf Coast (PADD3) 2.612 2.614 2.639 values are up 0.025 values are up 0.286
Rocky Mountain (PADD4) 2.886 2.917 2.943 values are up 0.026 values are up 0.402
West Coast (PADD5) 3.089 3.098 3.111 values are up 0.013 values are up 0.345
  West Coast less California 3.003 3.015 3.020 values are up 0.005 values are up 0.365
  California 3.159 3.166 3.185 values are up 0.019 values are up 0.330

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