Average diesel price down 2 cents

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel decreased 2 cents for the week ending Monday, Feb. 20, to $2.455, or 43 cents more than in the same week of 2005. The average diesel price now has dropped for two weeks in a row.

The average diesel price decreased in all regions tracked by the U.S. Department of Energy, which made its weekly announcement a day late Tuesday, Feb. 21 because of Monday’s Presidents Day holiday.

The West Coast had the most expensive diesel in the country at $2.594. In California, the average was even higher, $2.674. The least expensive diesel in the country was in the Midwest at $2.398.

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