Diesel’s cheaper now than a year ago

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The national average price of a gallon of diesel continued dropping in the week ending Monday, Oct. 9, to $2.506. That’s 4 cents less than the week before and 6 cents less than the same week of 2005.

The average price dropped in every region of the country, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The biggest drop for the week was 9.5 cents in the Rockies, the smallest less than 2 cents in the Midwest.

Gulf Coast buyers paid the lowest average price, $2.446 per gallon. West Coast buyers paid the most at $2.697 – but that’s 4 cents better than they were paying a year ago.

For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.