Diesel prices decrease by a fraction

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel dropped half a penny to $2.676 for the week ending Monday, March 26. The average was 11 cents higher than the same week a year ago.

Fuel prices dropped in all areas of the region except the Gulf Coast and the Rocky Mountains. Still, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, the Gulf Coast region had the cheapest diesel at $2.643 despite its fractional increase in price.

Diesel was $2.78 per gallon in the Rockies, where the price rose 0.015 cents. The West Coast had the most expensive diesel at $2.803, despite a drop of a penny.

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