Diesel price increases after 9-week drop

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The national average price of a gallon of diesel ended its nine-week decline in the week ending Monday, Oct. 23. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average price was $2.524, just over 2 cents more than the previous week but still 63 cents less than the same week in 2005.

The price increased in every region except the West Coast, where it dropped 2.7 cents to $2.628. In California, the price fell by more than 3 cents, though drivers there still pay the most for diesel at $2.669. The Midwest saw the sharpest increase, 4.3 cents to $2.502.

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