Diesel price drops again

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Diesel prices continued to decrease for the week ending Monday, Oct. 2, though the decline wasn’t as dramatic as it has been over the past two weeks. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average price of a gallon of diesel was $2.546, nearly 5 cents less than the previous week and nearly 60 cents less than the same week in 2005.

While prices dropped by 2 to 5 cents in most regions, they took a nosedive in the Rocky Mountain region, falling by almost 15 cents to $2.679. The West Coast also saw a significant decline of more than 10 cents; drivers there now are paying $2.789 per gallon of diesel. Once again, the Midwest had the lowest diesel prices at $2.467 per gallon.

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