Diesel average continues to drop

| Monday, September 11, 2006

The national average price for diesel continued to fall for the fourth week in a row for the week ending Monday, Sept. 11.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the national average was $2.857, down from $2.967 a week ago.

Midwest states saw the biggest drop last week by about 15 cents per gallon to $2.787.

Gulf Coast states saw an average decrease of about 10 cents to $2.770, while the West Coast experienced about a 6 cent decrease to $3.137.

Fuel in the Rockies remains the highest in the nation at $3.236 despite a decrease of 8 cents.

California reported a decrease of 5 cents to $3.125, while New England reported a similar decrease to an average of $2.995.

Central Atlantic states reported $2.958 per gallon, down 7 cents, while the Lower Atlantic states reported a 9 cent decrease to $2.757.

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