Gas Price Report For August 7, 2017

Gas Prices Continue Later Summer Surge

Gulf Coast Stunned By Price Leap

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s average gas price continued to climb during the past week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded is now nearly $2.38 per gallon, according to the E.I.A., which releases its report weekly.

Once again, prices were up in all regions this week, and while some price jumps were not as high was last week, the Gulf Coast suffered a seven-cent leap in prices.

Diesel fuel prices continued their upward push this week, though the nickel price hike felt more like a shove for truckers. According to the E.I.A., the average diesel price is now $2.58 per gallon. Along the West Coast, prices in California are poised to push well past the $3.00 level, if the past two weeks’ trends continue.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.842: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.588: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.470: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.390: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.384: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.336: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.284: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.221: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.154: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.848: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.751: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.673: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.618: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.613: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.543: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.514: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.410: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For July 31, 2017

Prices Begin Later Summer Surge

Regional Prices Up Double Digits For The Month, In Some Areas

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s average gas price once again pushed upward, although this week’s increase felt something more like a shove. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded went up four cents to $2.35.

Gas price trend for week of July 31, 2017

Prices were up in all regions this week, and all survey districts ended up for the month, somewhat substantially for the Midwest and Lower Atlantic states, which had monthly gains of 14¢ and 13¢, respectively. The broad West Coast and California – ironically, where prices are highest – had the lowest price increases of the month, only about 2¢.

Diesel fuel prices also went up this week. Once again, prices were not up as much as with gasoline, but truckers are paying another two-and-a-half cents per gallon for fuel, versus last week, according to the E.I.A. Nationally, prices have settled at $2.53 per gallon, though range from as little as $2.36 on the Gulf Coast to as much as $2.91 in California.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.833: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.579: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.417: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.343: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.357: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.306: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.276: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.207: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.083: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.704: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.706: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.615: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.590: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.566: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.486: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.462: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.359: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For July 24, 2016

Gas price trend for week of July 24, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s average gas price pushed higher this week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded went up over three cents to settle over $2.31.

Regionally, prices were up in nearly all locations, although curiously unchanged across the broad West Coast region, and even down when taking California out of the equation. Elsewhere, costs drove upward anywhere from just over a penny, as in the Rocky Mountains, to nearly a six-cent surge, as felt by drivers across the Lower Atlantic states.

Prices for diesel fuel also went up this week, but not by as much as their gasoline counterparts.  The U.S. average diesel prices are now $2.51 per gallon, after going up an average one-and-a-half cents per gallon this week, according to the E.I.A.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.807: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.576: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.391: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.341: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.316: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.264: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.213: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.154: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.068: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.788: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.685: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.598: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.574: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.546: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.452: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.441: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.342: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For July 17, 2017

Gas price trend for week of July 17, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s average gas price retreated this week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded stands at about $2.28, down about two cents on the week. The decline comes after a sudden uptick in prices last week, which had followed four weeks of steady price dips.

Region-by-region, prices were down across the board. Last week’s shocking price increase in the Midwest was offset by a decline this week of over four cents per gallon. That contributed most to the decline in the national price average.

Prices for diesel fuel did not follow the trend of its petroleum counterpart this week, to the dismay of truckers. The U.S. average diesel prices are now $2.49 per gallon, after going up another penny per gallon, on average, this week, the E.I.A. reported.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.807: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.588: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.351: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.329: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.271: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.214: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.181: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.095: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.028: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.771: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.678: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.587: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.573: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.532: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.438: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.420: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.324: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For July 10, 2017

Gas price trend for week of July 10, 2017Fort Lauderdale, FL – After four straight price declines, the nation’s average fuel costs have gone up, according to the weekly fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A. weekly report shows the nation’s average gas price went up nearly four cents per gallon to start the week at $2.30.

The region-by-region tally was not quite as bad, however, as most drivers endured only slight increases in fuel prices. It was a stunning nine-cent increase in gas prices across the Midwest that contributed the most to the increase in the national price average. Prices across New England and Rocky Mountain states actually declined, albeit only slightly.

Last week’s reversal of fortune for truckers continued into this week, as diesel prices edged up another penny per gallon. U.S. average diesel prices are now $2.48 per gallon, the E.I.A. reported this week.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.817: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.596: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.356: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.341: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.282: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.225: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.222: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.104: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.032: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.771: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.672: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.584: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.578: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.523: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.421: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.407: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.311: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For July 3, 2017

Gas price trend for week of July 3, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Just in time for the Independence Day holiday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reports this week the nation’s gas prices dropped for the fourth consecutive week, settling at $2.26 on a nationwide basis. Nationally, prices were down nearly three cents a gallon, making the third week of the past four that prices have declined at nearly the same rate.

Regionally, price averages declined in a wide range between a penny and nearly a nickel per gallon. The West Coast had the lowest decline, while the Gulf Coast enjoyed the greatest price dip.

It was a reversal of fortune for truckers, however, as diesel prices edged up for the first time in weeks. The cost of a gallon of diesel went up nearly a penny per gallon to $2.47, the E.I.A. reported this week.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.816: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.593: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.346: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.345: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.290: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.203: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.139: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.070: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.006: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.759: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.671: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.585: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.578: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.522: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.407: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.403: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.307: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For June 26, 2017

Gas price trend for week of June 26, 2017Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s average price of gas fell an even three cents per gallon over the past seven days, according to the weekly fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In the past three weeks, the nation’s gas prices have fallen, on average, about 11¢ per gallon. This week’s E.I.A. report shows the cost of regular unleaded has fallen to $2.29 per gallon.

Regionally, prices were down across the board, with strong declines in the Lower Atlantic states, where prices fell over a nickel per gallon. Prices were down only slightly in the Midwest, coming off a near seven-cent price drop just last week.

Truckers got some good news, as diesel prices also declined on the week. Prices fell just over two cents per gallon to settle at $2.47. As with regular gas, prices for diesel fell in all regions.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.826: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.606: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.389: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.365: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.295: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.227: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.171: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.104: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.053: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.757: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.670: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.592: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.577: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.516: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.396: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.386: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.305: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For June 19, 2017

Gas price trend for week of June 19, 2017Fort Lauderdale, FL – The nation’s average price of gas fell another nickel per gallon during the past seven days, according to the weekly fuel price survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The E.I.A. report shows the cost of regular unleaded has fallen to $2.32 per gallon. That figure is nearly ten cents less, on average, that just two weeks ago, as retail prices relent amid a glut of oil worldwide.

Regionally, prices were down across the board, with declines led by the Midwest, where prices fell nearly seven cents per gallon. Prices were down the least in the Rocky Mountain states, as prices in that region were off by just under a penny per gallon.

Truckers got some good news, as diesel prices also declined on the week. Prices fell well above three cents per gallon to settle at $2.49. Like gasoline, prices for diesel fell in all regions.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.860: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.626: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.414: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.396: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.316: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.267: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.181: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.156: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.091: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.782: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.683: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.625: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.590: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.539: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.427: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.411: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.329: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Report For June 12, 2017

Gas Price trend for week of June 12, 2017Fort Lauderdale, FL – The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded took a plunge on the week, according to the latest weekly survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. For the first time in weeks, the nation’s average gas price fell nearly a nickel per gallon to $2.37.

Prices in all regions declined, with the lowest drop found across the Rocky Mountain states, where prices only fell about a penny per gallon. The Midwest enjoyed the biggest break, with prices falling an average 7.4¢ per gallon, according to the E.I.A.

The E.I.A. report had as much good news for truckers this week, as average price of a gallon of diesel fuel fell to $2.52 per gallon, down an even four cents from last week.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.892: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.642: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.431: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.422: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.349: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.310: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.248: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.207: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.141: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.805: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.711: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.644: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.614: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.569: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.459: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.454: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.368: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

This story as been corrected to update the weekly price average for diesel fuel in the West Coast region. The previous report showed diesel prices on the West Coast averaged $2.681 per gallon. This figure has been corrected to $2.805 per gallon.

Florida’s Turnpike Opens New Interchange

Minneola And Clermont Gain New Access To Sunshine State Parkway

A new interchange is slated to open June 10 on the northern leg of Florida’s Turnpike near mile 278, officials with Florida’s Department of Transportation have announced. The new “Minneola Interchange” is already a common site for regular drivers of the turnpike, as lane closures and adjustments have been made over the past year to accommodate construction of the new ramps. The exit number will be 278.

Minneola Interchange, looking west on Hancock Road

An aerial view of the Minneola Interchange on Florida’s Turnpike, taken in March 2017, looking west over the turnpike along Hancock Road. Photo: Florida DOT.

The interchange will be an all-electronic one, which is to say no cash will be accepted at the tolls, which will be collected only on the southbound entrance and northbound exit ramps. Florida’s Turnpike is in the process of converting to an all-electronic system, but completion is still several years away.

The junction will give nearly direct access to the town of Minneola, which sits just west of the turnpike, and north of Clermont, a western suburb of Orlando. Drivers exiting the turnpike will find themselves on Hancock Road in Minneola, with access to Hancock Road, which is being completed to connect towns on the north and east of the turnpike, on the west shore of Lake Apopka, to those on the south and west, including Minneola and Clermont.

The opening of the interchange will be heralded locally with a community celebration by the city of Minneola, as well as a 5K run to honor Christa Deason, and FDOT employee city officials say was instrumental in bringing the interchange project to fruition. Following the run, the ribbon-cutton for the new interchange is expected to happen around 9:30 a.m., at which time the ramps will be opened for traffic.

A satellite view of the new Minneola Interchange, from Google Earth, taken on March 17, 2017, shows the entrance and exit ramps nearly complete, with the electronic toll gantries already installed on the northbound exit ramp and southbound entrance ramp. Photo: Google Earth.

The cost of the project was funded in part by private developers, including Family Dynamics Land Company, LLC, which donated all the land for the project, and Minneola Mountain Properties Community Redevelopment Area, which raised funds for the construction of the interchange, itself, according to the FDOT.

The completion of Hancock Road, which was an integral part of the interchange project, was funded by both Family Dynamics and by the government of Lake County, where the interchange is located.