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Diesel prices drop again, down 1.7 cents

For the 17th time in the past 18 weeks, U.S. diesel prices have fallen and continue to hold at levels last seen in 2009.

The average U.S. retail pump price for diesel was down 1.7 cents in the Sept. 28 report by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), to $2.476 per gallon. It’s about $1.28 per gallon cheaper than this time last year.

The Rocky Mountain region posted a 3.6 cent drop, to $2.486, for the largest decline in the country.

In New England diesel fell 2.3 cents, bringing the price of gallon to $2.59. The Central Atlantic region saw the price slide 1.5 cents to $2.647, while the price dropped 1.1 cents in the Lower Atlantic, to $2.437.

The price was down 1.3 cents in the Midwest, coming in at $2.434.

On the Gulf Coast diesel was down 1.7 cents to $2.323, the lowest price for a gallon in the nation.

On the West Coast, not including California, diesel prices fell 0.9 cents to $2.541. In California, which has the highest price in the contiguous 48 states at $2.815 per gallon, the price slipped 3.3 cents.

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