Diesel falls more than a cent

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel fell more than a cent to $3.035 for the week ending Monday, Oct. 8, from $3.048 during the previous week. The price, however, was 53 cents higher than the same week last year, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Prices increased in the Rockies and West Coast regions, but fell in the Midwest and along the East and Gulf coasts. The largest decrease was in the Midwest, where the price dropped more than 3 cents to $3.028. The largest increase — more than 7 cents — was in the West Coast at $3.167; again, drivers there paid more than any other region. In California, which DOE tracks separately, they paid three cents more, $3.197.

DOE’s weekly survey of national diesel prices was delayed one day because of the Columbus Day holiday. For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.