Diesel now 4 cents cheaper than a year ago

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel dropped another 3 cents in the week ending Monday, Jan. 22, to $2.430. The new national average is 4 cents cheaper than in the same week of 2006. In only two regions of the country were truckers paying more than they did a year ago: the Rockies (by 15 cents) and the West Coast (by 8 cents).

Even so, the average price dropped in every region tracked by the U.S. Department of Energy, and the West Coast saw the biggest drop, more than a nickel. The smallest drop, less than a penny, was in the Lower Atlantic. The West Coast still had the most expensive diesel in the country at $2.695. The least expensive diesel in the country was in the Lower Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions at $2.361.

For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.