Average diesel price edges lower

The national average retail diesel price dipped 0.7 cents to $3.911 a gallon during the week ended Jan. 7, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. The latest weekly price is 8.3 cents above the same week last year.

Diesel prices dropped in most regions, led by a 5.8-cent drop in the Rocky Mountain region, which has the nation’s least expensive diesel on average at $3.688 a gallon. The largest increase was 0.7 cents in the Gulf Coast region. The highest diesel prices on average were in New England at $4.153 a gallon.

Complete diesel price information is available on EIA’s Website.

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Avery Vise is executive director, trucking research and analysis for Randall-Reilly Business Media and also serves as senior editor, industry analysis for Commercial Carrier Journal. Previously, he was editorial director of Randall-Reilly’s Fleet/Dealer/Aftermarket group and had served as chief editor of CCJ for 10 years. From 1985 to 1998, Vise worked for McGraw-Hill’s Aviation Week Group, covering Congress and the Department of Transportation for publications about the commercial aviation industry. He has received numerous awards from American Business Media and the American Society of Business Publication Editors for his coverage of the trucking industry. Vise is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with degrees in government and history.