The average price for a gallon of diesel dropped 4¢ for the week ending Oct. 10, says the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Landlinemag.com reports the national average price dropped to $2.506/gal., or about 64.4¢/gal. cheaper than a year ago.

The Rocky Mountain region had the biggest decrease -- 9.5¢ from last week's average of $2.679, while the West Coast fell by 9.2¢ to $2.697. The nation's cheapest diesel is in the Gulf Coast region ($2.446), edging out the Midwest at $2.448.

Meanwhile, crude prices fell to their lowest level of the year as futures traded below $58/barrel in New York yesterday.
-- Joe Roybal