Diesel 7 cents cheaper than a year ago

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel dropped nearly 2 cents for the week ending Monday, Jan. 29, to $2.413. The new national average is more than 7 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 8 cents) and the West Coast (by more than 4 cents).

The average price dropped in every region tracked by the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Rockies saw the biggest drop, 3 cents. The smallest drop, just under a penny, was on the West Coast, which still had the most expensive diesel in the country at $2.687. The least expensive diesel in the country was in the Lower Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions at $2.347.

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