Welcome back to the grind The national average gas price has crept up 1.2¢ since last week to $2.877 - this time last year it was only $2.252 so it's 27.8% (+62.5¢) dearer. Diesel is unchanged at $3.169. It's 29.7% (+72.6¢) more expensive than this time last year. Diesel is at a 10.1% premium to regular. E85 is up 1.8¢ to $2.432 - a year ago it was still below $2 at $1.961 so 24% dearer. _____________________ No commute for me until Thursday - car pooler out on business My car now has 22201.1 miles on the clock after 3 years and 4 days of ownership!