Gas Price Update For April 18, 2016

April 18, 2016 gas pricesFort Lauderdale, FL – The price of gas shot through the roof for most drivers across the United States, according to the latest weekly survey from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The national average price of gas, according to the report, settled at $2.14 per gallon of regular unleaded, led by steep increases in prices in several regions. The region hit the hardest was the midwest, where EIA data show the cost of driving jumped over nine cents per gallon in just seven days.

Diesel prices continued going up, as well, according to the EIA report. The national average diesel price is now $2.17 per gallon, the data show. For truckers, this week’s price increases mean all regions now reflect an average price above the $2.00 per gallon threshold, according to the EIA survey data.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.591: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.279: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.171: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.155: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.097: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.078: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.057: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.023: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.910: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.371: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.325: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.287: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.220: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.171: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.126: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.112: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.046: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Update For April 11, 2016

Gas price trends for week of April 11, 2016

Weekly gas price trends from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices finally leveled out for many drivers across the United States, according to the latest weekly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. EIA data show the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded dipped just over a penny to $2.07, this after seven consecutive weeks of price increases. The EIA’s weekly petroleum report also shows prices declined in all but three regions surveyed.

Diesel prices went up about as much as regular gas went down, according to the EIA data released Monday afternoon.  Diesel prices have been fluctuating in a narrow range across most regions for several weeks, according to EIA reports. The current national average has settled at $2.13 per gallon.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.563: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.241: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.089: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.072: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.033: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.001: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.980: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.965: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.835: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.332: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.301: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.237: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.187: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.142: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.090: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.082: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.992: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Update For April 4, 2016

Gas price trend for week of April 4, 2016

Weekly gas price trends from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices increased for the seventh consecutive week last week, going up another two cents per gallon, on average, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  The national average is now $2.08 for a gallon of regular unleaded, according to the EIA’s weekly petroleum report, which also shows the pace of price increases slowed during the past week.

The weekly EIA report shows diesel prices, overall, remained flat during the past week, with prices remaining stable in nearly all regions, although the report showed declines in the midwest and gulf coast states, with a 3-cent increase for the rocky mountain region.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.580: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.242: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.071: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.056: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.033: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.997: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.988: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.969: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.899: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.317: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.296: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.243: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.179: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.123: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.077: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.065: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.983: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Update For March 28, 2016

Gas Price Trend for week of March 28, 2016Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices increased for the sixth consecutive week last week, going up six cents per gallon, on average, to settle at $2.07, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The national average for regular unleaded fuel is now 35 cents higher than early February lows. Nearly a third of that increase has happened during the past two weeks, according to EIA data.

Diesel prices went up in some regions, but remained fairly stable at the national level, remaining at $2.12 per gallon. In fact, prices across the midwest went down about a penny per gallon.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.570: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.206: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$2.050: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.031: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.020: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.995: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.957: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.947: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.863: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.315: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.292: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.241: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.179: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.094: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$2.081: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.077: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.001: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Update For March 21, 2016

Gas price trend for week of March 21, 2016Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices increased for the fifth consecutive week last week, topping two dollars for the first time since January 11, when the national average was exactly that figure. The weekly gas price survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows the average U.S. price for a gallon of regular unleaded settled at $2.01, up five cents over last week, and up nearly 30 cents since prices hit their lows in February, making for an overall 15% increase in prices in just over a month.

Diesel prices also gained on the week, according to the E.I.A. report. Prices for diesel increased anywhere from three to six cents per gallon as the national average went up two cents to $2.12 per gallon.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.480: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.132: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$1.957: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$1.939: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.938: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.930: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.919: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$1.902: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.805: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.311: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.280: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.228: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.172: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.090: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$2.079: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.056: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.991: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Update For March 14, 2016

Gas price trend for week of March 14, 2016Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices surged on the week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, as the price of crude oil rebounded and refiners continued switching to new summer gasoline blends ahead of the busy driving season. This week’s E.I.A. survey shows the price of a gallon of regular unleaded jumped 12-cents per gallon to $1.96. The increase was more than the previous three weeks’ price advances, combined. Prices surged by doubled digits in all regions except the Rocky Mountain states, and the broad west coast region, sans California, slipped above the two-dollar price point for the first time in several weeks.

Diesel prices also surged, according to the E.I.A. report. Prices for diesel increased anywhere from six to nine cents per gallon, and the national average price jumped from $2.02 last week to $2.10 this week.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.394: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$2.045: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$1.929: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.922: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$1.885: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$1.884: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.867: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.856: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.746: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.285: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.249: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.204: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.153: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$2.070: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$2.065: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.999: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.990: 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.

Gas Price Update For February 29, 2016

Gas price trend for week of February 29, 2016Fort Lauderdale, FL – The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded shot up about a nickel during the past week, according to the latest weekly release from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Steep price increases in California and across the midwest, coupled with smaller increases across the gulf coast states, dragged the U.S. price average up to $1.78 per gallon.

The average price of diesel notched upward about a penny per gallon to settle at $1.99. Prices held steady across most of the east coast but edged up in all other regions, 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:

$2.208: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$1.865: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$1.802: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$1.770: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$1.738: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.722: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.702: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.681: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.559: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.191: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.171: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.154: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.054: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.945: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.937: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.881: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.874: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Gas Price Update For February 22, 2016

Gas price trend for the week of February 22, 2016Fort Lauderdale, FL – The national average price of gas went up by a penny during the past week, the first time in several weeks the price of gas has notched in any direction other than down. The price change is detailed in the weekly petroleum update from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA report shows the price of fuels went down for nearly all regions, but a sudden jump in prices across the midwest pushed the national average higher. The U.S. average gas price now rests at $1.73 per gallon of regular unleaded.

The same trend affected diesel prices, but not as intensely, according to the weekly report. The national average price of diesel held steady, overall, at $1.98 per gallon. But prices went up across the midwest and along the gulf coast.

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

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.141: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$1.875: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$1.807: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$1.777: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$1.734: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.673: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.667: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.609: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.526: PADD 3 GULF COAST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.184: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.181: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.160: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.059: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.944: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.921: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.873: PADD 3 GULF COAST
$1.861: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN

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

Gas Price Update For February 15, 2016

Gas price update for week of February 15, 2016Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gas prices across the country fell again during the past week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average price of gas declined four cents to settle at $1.72 per gallon. Prices were flat in the midwest, but the cost of fuel declined in every other region. For drivers across the west coast, prices fell an astonishing ten cents per gallon.

The price of diesel fuels finally fell through the $2.00 level, settling at $1.98 per gallon for a nationwide average. In a peculiar twist, prices along the central Atlantic states are higher, on average, than the west coast averages this week. Typically, west coast prices are the highest in the country.

Gas and diesel prices, by region, are as follows, ranked highest to lowest:

Regional Gasoline Averages:

$2.217: PADD 5 WEST COAST (INCL. CA)
$1.938: PADD 5 WEST COAST (W/O CA)
$1.822: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$1.798: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$1.755: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.692: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.691: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.528: PADD 3 GULF COAST
$1.522: PADD 2 MIDWEST

Regional Diesel Averages:

$2.197: PADD 1b CENTRAL ATLANTIC
$2.194: PADD 5 WEST COAST
$2.183: PADD 1a NEW ENGLAND
$2.069: PADD 1 EAST COAST
$1.947: PADD 1c LOWER ATLANTIC
$1.908: PADD 2 MIDWEST
$1.866: PADD 4 ROCKY MOUNTAIN
$1.858: PADD 3 GULF COAST

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

Editor's note: The President's Day holiday on Monday, February 15, 2016, delayed the EIA report by one day.