Independence Day sees no freedom from high diesel prices

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The national average diesel price jumped more than 3 cents for the week ending Monday, July 3, the U.S. Department of Energy said. The price of a gallon of diesel was $2.898, compared to last week’s $2.867. The increase puts the price of diesel 55 cents higher than the same week last year.

Prices continued to fall in the Lower Atlantic, Central Atlantic and Rocky Mountain regions, though only by fractions of a cent. California had the biggest decrease, dropping 2 cents to $3.119; however, the state still is paying the most in the nation for diesel. The Midwest region showed the largest price spike, increasing to $2.887 from $2.819 per gallon.

For state-by state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.