Diesel continues drop from record highs

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The national average price for a gallon of diesel continued to drop, falling almost 9 cents to $2.51 for the week ending Monday, Nov. 21.

Only a month ago, the per-gallon price set a record at $3.16 as then-prices refused to fall in the wake of high diesel demand and a grueling series of hurricanes in the oil-rich Gulf Coast.

This is the fourth week in a row per-gallon prices hovered below $3, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Still, the price is 40 cents higher than the same week last year.

The Rocky Mountains had the highest average at $2.654, followed by the West Coast at $2.652, the Gulf and East coasts at $2.491, and Midwest at $2.477.

The Rocky Mountains showed the largest one-week drop in price, falling 11 cents.

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