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Diesel drops 1.7 cents to $3.894

Diesel prices nationwide have fallen for seven straight weeks and for 12 of the last 13 weeks. The national average retail diesel price fell 1.7 cents to $3.894 a gallon during the week ended Jan. 14, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. The latest weekly price is 4 cents above the same week last year.

Diesel prices dropped in all but two regions — New England and California. The largest drop was 3.6 cents in the Midwest. The increase in both New England and California was 1.5 cents. New England is home to the nation’s most expensive diesel on average at $4.168 a gallon. The Rocky Mountain region has the nation’s least expensive diesel on average at $3.661 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.