National diesel price dives 5 cents

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The national average diesel price dropped by nearly 5 cents for the week ending Monday, June 26, the U.S. Department of Energy said. The price of a gallon of diesel was $2.867, compared to last week’s $2.915. Despite the drop, the national price was 53 cents higher than it was a year ago.

With prices falling in every region, the Rocky Mountain region saw the biggest change — a decrease of almost 6 cents, bringing that region’s cost of diesel to $2.96 per gallon; it is the first time since April that the price fell below $3 for the Rockies. The New England region saw the smallest change, with prices decreasing a fraction to $2.952 from $2.96. The Lower Atlantic had the cheapest diesel at $2.816, bumping the Gulf Coast region out of its spot for the first time since the beginning of April.

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