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Diesel prices drop first time in nearly one month

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went down three-tenths of a cent to $2.478 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Oct. 24. This marks the first decrease after three consecutive weeks of increases.

Diesel price averages went up in four of 10 regions in the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration. The largest average decrease was in the Lower Atlantic region, where prices at the pump went down by 1.1 cents per gallon. Prices were up a penny in the West Coast less California region, the largest increase in the nation.

Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA:

U.S. – $2.478, down three-tenths of a cent
East Coast – $2.468, down four-tenths of a cent
New England – $2.485, up eight-tenths of a cent
Central Atlantic – $2.581, up two-tenths of a cent
Lower Atlantic – $2.378, down 1.1 cents
Midwest – $2.451, down seven-tenths of a cent
Gulf Coast – $2.352, down four-tenths of a cent
Rocky Mountain – $2.550, up four-tenths of a cent
West Coast – $2.747, up five-tenths of a cent
West Coast less California – $2.645, up 1 cent
California – $2.828, unchanged