Welcome back to the grind The national average gas price has dropped 2.8¢ since last week to $2.234 - this time last year it was $2.274 so it's now 1.8% (-4.0¢) cheaper. Diesel is also down at $2.441 (-1.2¢). It's now 2.9% (+6.9¢) more expensive than this time last year. Diesel is at an increasing 9.3% premium to regular. _______________ No commute for me until Friday - car pooling!