Diesel price decline continues

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The national average price of a gallon of diesel dropped 9.6 cents, to $2.602, for the week ending Monday, Nov. 14. This is the third week in a row per-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 average, $2.766; that is 14.1 cents lower than the previous week. The region’s average has dropped 31.3 cents in the past two weeks.

The Midwest saw the lowest average, $2.575, and the East Coast and West Coast saw average prices of $2.602 and $2.738, respectively.

Still, the national average is 47 cents higher than the same week last year. The three weeks of declines come directly after an all-time-high average price of $3.16.

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