Welcome back to the grind The national average gas price is up a touch (+0.2¢) since last week to $2.661 - this time last year it was $2.387 so it's 11.5% (+27.4¢) dearer. Diesel is also up marginally to $2.974 (+0.6¢). It's now 18% (+45.3¢) more expensive than this time last year. Diesel is at an 11.8% premium to regular. E85's average price is up to $2.222 - a year ago it was $2.104 so 5.6% dearer. ____________________ Car pooler's turn to drive!