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Diesel slips less than a penny to $3.848 per gallon

The Lower Atlantic and Midwest regions saw the biggest decreases, a full one cent, while New England and California each registered small increases, up one-tenth and five-tenths of a cent, respectively.

The Trucker News Services

1/23/2012

WASHINGTON — The average price for a gallon of diesel didn’t go up, but it didn’t go down much either, slipping a penny or less across the country.

Officially, the nationwide retail on-highway price for a gallon of diesel was $3.848, down six-tenths of one cent, according to the Jan. 23 report by the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.

The Lower Atlantic and Midwest regions saw the biggest decreases, a full one cent, while New England and California each registered small increases, up one-tenth and five-tenths of a cent, respectively.

New England had the highest regional price at $4.077, though the state premium in California brought the average cost of a gallon of diesel there to $4.121.

The Midwest had the lowest average price, $3.736.

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Diesel prices nationally are up 41.8 cents a gallon from a year ago.

For a complete list of the last three weeks by region, click here.

Kevin Jones of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at kevinj@thetrucker.com.

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