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.