Average price of gallon of diesel down 2.7 cents to $3.043

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The average price for the week ending June 24 is 17.3 cents a gallon lower than the same period a year ago. (The Trucker file photo)

WASHINGTON —  The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel dropped 2.7 cents a gallon to $3.043 for the week ending June 24, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.

Since the week ending May 27, the price has dropped 12 cents a gallon.

All regions of the country declined, led by a 4.2 cents a gallon drop in the Rocky Mountain states (Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana) and a 3.8 cents a gallon decline in California, where the average price is still the highest in the country at $3.968 a gallon.

The lowest average price is in the Gulf Coast states (New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama).

For a complete list of prices by region for the past three weeks, click here.

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