Trucking’s main fuel costs 3.6 cents less than it did a year ago, according to the Department of Energy.

December 23, 2019 — The U.S. average retail price of diesel dipped 0.5 cent to $3.041 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Dec. 23. The price of a barrel of oil barely moved higher compared with a week earlier.

Trucking’s main fuel costs 3.6 cents less than it did a year ago, when it was $3.077 a gallon, according to DOE. Regional average diesel prices fell in seven areas, were flat in the Gulf Coast and rose in New England and the Central Atlantic.

The U.S. average price of a gallon of gasoline fell 0.4 cent to $2.532 a gallon, according to DOE’s Energy Information Administration. The price is 21.1 cents higher than it was a year ago.