Diesel prices level off

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After making a significant decline in the past several weeks, the average price of a gallon of diesel stayed nearly the same for the week ending Monday, Oct. 16. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the price of diesel was $2.503, three-tenths of a cent less than the previous week and nearly 65 cents less than the same week in 2005.

While prices continued to go down in most regions across the country, they rose by about a penny in the Midwest to $2.459 and by 1.5 cents on the Gulf Coast to $2.461; however, the Midwest still boasts the lowest prices in the country. California saw the biggest decrease in diesel prices, almost a nickel, to $2.703. Drivers in the Lower Atlantic saw the smallest decrease, nine-tenths of a cent.

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