Average Energy Prices for the U.S., regions, census divisions, and selected metropolitan areas

Gasoline, price per gallon
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U.S.

$2.436 $2.930 $2.919 $2.374 $2.873 $2.862 $2.674 $3.166 $3.153 $2.883 $3.399 $3.384

Northeast(1)

2.501 2.957 2.961 2.445 2.908 2.912 2.734 3.189 3.198 2.921 3.369 3.374

New England

  2.879 2.883   2.833 2.838   3.101 3.117   3.254 3.256

Boston

2.376 2.906 2.893 2.329 2.862 2.847 2.588 3.107 3.119 2.768 3.272 3.268

Middle Atlantic

  3.010 3.013   2.958 2.961   3.252 3.255   3.447 3.454

New York

2.512 3.003 2.988 2.460 2.950 2.935 2.776 3.274 3.258 2.948 3.438 3.427

Philadelphia

2.533 2.986 2.973 2.461 2.931 2.916 2.791 3.279 3.270 2.954 3.448 3.441

Midwest(2)

2.404 2.868 2.851 2.336 2.823 2.805 2.691 3.106 3.089 2.973 3.409 3.392

East North Central

  2.894 2.873   2.844 2.823   3.147 3.133   3.490 3.475

Chicago

2.556 2.998 2.971 2.451 2.943 2.915 2.863 3.271 3.256 3.257 3.686 3.652

Detroit

2.566 2.968 2.953 2.470 2.918 2.904 2.826 3.271 3.250 3.160 3.597 3.562

West North Central

  2.808 2.796   2.775 2.765   2.968 2.938   3.224 3.203

Minneapolis

  2.806 2.803   2.769 2.766   2.967 2.962   3.221 3.210

St. Louis

  2.734 2.698   2.694 2.660   2.986 2.939   3.128 3.070

South(3)

2.227 2.661 2.668 2.166 2.607 2.615 2.489 2.918 2.920 2.723 3.169 3.172

South Atlantic

  2.745 2.756   2.690 2.701   3.027 3.042   3.254 3.268

Atlanta

2.276 2.744 2.781 2.221 2.687 2.726 2.511 3.000 3.028 2.751 3.230 3.252

Baltimore

2.318 2.824 2.806 2.260 2.768 2.752 2.640 3.207 3.198 2.800 3.329 3.289

Miami

2.291 2.832 2.858 2.233 2.774 2.801 2.611 3.143 3.168 2.771 3.383 3.403

Tampa

  2.715 2.751   2.658 2.689   3.045 3.055   3.304 3.412

Washington, D.C.

2.423 2.932 2.921 2.367 2.874 2.864 2.792 3.307 3.289 2.955 3.473 3.451

East South Central

  2.608 2.621   2.553 2.567   2.848 2.851   3.125 3.139

West South Central

  2.589 2.586   2.538 2.536   2.826 2.812   3.089 3.073

Dallas

2.247 2.623 2.601 2.202 2.578 2.557 2.475 2.852 2.801 2.703 3.074 3.049

Houston

2.172 2.640 2.589 2.082 2.583 2.532 2.459 2.931 2.880 2.698 3.189 3.145

West(4)

2.733 3.349 3.311 2.686 3.301 3.262 2.895 3.517 3.483 2.979 3.607 3.570

Mountain

  2.992 2.962   2.937 2.906   3.177 3.144   3.300 3.276

Denver

  2.797 2.812   2.710 2.723   3.027 3.080   3.289 3.307

Phoenix

  2.968 2.885   2.904 2.823   3.209 3.112   3.350 3.260

Pacific

  3.511 3.470   3.468 3.426   3.678 3.643   3.742 3.700

Los Angeles

2.955 3.633 3.610 2.917 3.595 3.572 3.081 3.754 3.732 3.154 3.840 3.819

Riverside

  3.503 3.424   3.459 3.382   3.670 3.607   3.722 3.634

San Diego

  3.643 3.610   3.605 3.575   3.807 3.787   3.838 3.788

San Francisco

3.023 3.790 3.764 2.986 3.748 3.721 3.165 3.956 3.929 3.218 4.013 3.989

Seattle

2.767 3.311 3.221 2.719 3.260 3.169 2.981 3.569 3.477 3.024 3.575 3.489

Urban Alaska

  3.291 3.227                  

Urban Hawaii

  3.428 3.449                  

Footnotes
(1) The Northeast region includes the New England and Middle Atlantic divisions.
The New England division includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
The Middle Atlantic division includes New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
(2) The Midwest region includes the East North Central and West North Central divisions.
The East North Central division includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
The West North Central division includes Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
(3) The South region includes the South Atlantic, East South Central, and West South Central divisions.
The South Atlantic division includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The East South Central division includes Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
The West South Central division includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.
(4) The West region includes the Mountain and Pacific divisions.
The Mountain division includes Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
The Pacific division includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.

Note: Empty cells indicate data are not available.

Household energy
Area Electricity, price per kWh Utility (piped) gas, price per therm
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$0.142 $0.139 $0.139 $1.027 $1.038 $1.055

Northeast(1)

0.173 0.167 0.167 1.080 1.124 1.113

New England

  0.193 0.193   1.218 1.202

Boston

0.204 0.213 0.216 1.127 1.128 1.128

Middle Atlantic

  0.153 0.152   1.087 1.078

New York

0.201 0.216 0.208 1.096 1.258 1.220

Philadelphia

0.152 0.155 0.154 1.064 1.096 1.096

Midwest(2)

0.145 0.138 0.139 0.815 0.825 0.838

East North Central

  0.137 0.138   0.789 0.809

Chicago

0.161 0.158 0.160 0.862 0.834(r) 0.856

Detroit

0.163 0.161 0.156 0.775 0.846 0.841

West North Central

  0.141 0.139   0.927 0.918

Minneapolis

  0.170 0.165   0.862 0.864

St. Louis

  0.144 0.138   1.025 1.017

South(3)

0.124 0.124 0.125 1.272 1.223 1.218

South Atlantic

  0.127 0.127   1.330 1.330

Atlanta

0.143 0.142 0.142 1.576 1.613(r) 1.682

Baltimore

0.139 0.124 0.127 1.232 1.025 1.012

Miami

0.119 0.118 0.118 1.436    

Tampa

  0.126 0.126      

Washington, D.C.

0.135 0.131 0.132 1.362 1.088 1.173

East South Central

  0.127 0.126   1.142 1.106

West South Central

  0.120 0.121   1.132 1.134

Dallas

0.128 0.142 0.142 1.552 1.358 1.340

Houston

0.108 0.125 0.123 0.978 1.172 1.159

West(4)

0.157 0.156 0.156 1.211 1.186 1.261

Mountain

  0.135 0.135   0.950 0.943

Denver

  0.126 0.126   0.800 0.800

Phoenix

  0.153 0.153   1.800 1.766

Pacific

  0.165 0.165   1.292 1.404

Los Angeles

0.178 0.182 0.182 1.323 1.358 1.587

Riverside

  0.197 0.197   1.347 1.564

San Diego

  0.321 0.321   1.360 1.568

San Francisco

0.210 0.211 0.211 1.538 1.515 1.577

Seattle

0.112 0.111 0.111 1.150 1.086 1.083

Urban Alaska

  0.203 0.203   1.088 1.088

Urban Hawaii

  0.317 0.318   4.925 4.858

Footnotes
(1) The Northeast region includes the New England and Middle Atlantic divisions.
The New England division includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
The Middle Atlantic division includes New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
(2) The Midwest region includes the East North Central and West North Central divisions.
The East North Central division includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
The West North Central division includes Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
(3) The South region includes the South Atlantic, East South Central, and West South Central divisions.
The South Atlantic division includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The East South Central division includes Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
The West South Central division includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.
(4) The West region includes the Mountain and Pacific divisions.
The Mountain division includes Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
The Pacific division includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.

Note: BLS identified errors in average price data for natural gas for St. Louis from February 2018–July 2018 and for Chicago from May 2018–July 2018. For more information on errors and correction plans, please visit: https://www.bls.gov/bls/errata/cpi-errata-08082018.htm

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Empty cells indicate data are not available.
The average price per kilowatt-hour represents the total bill divided by the kilowatt-hour usage. The total bill is the sum of all items applicable to all consumers appearing on an electricity bill including, but not limited to, variable rates per kWh, fixed costs, taxes, surcharges, and credits. This calculation also applies to the average price per therm for utility (piped) gas.