National diesel average falls almost 18 cents

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The national price of a gallon of diesel dropped 17.8 cents, to $2.690, for the week ending Monday, Nov. 7. This is the second week in a row gallon prices have averaged below $3.

All regions tracked by the U.S. Department of Energy had average diesel prices below $3. The Rocky Mountains had the highest, $2.907, which was still 17.2 cents lower than the previous week’s average.

The Gulf Coast saw the lowest average, $2.679, and the East Coast and West Coast saw average prices of $2.657 and $2.821, respectively.

The two weeks of declining prices come directly after diesel prices rose to the all-time high of $3.16.

The Nov. 7 national average is 53.5 cents higher than last year.

For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, visit http://www.etrucker.com/apps/promiles/fuelprices.asp.