Diesel price inches upward again

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The national average price of a gallon of diesel moved up eight-tenths of a cent for the week ending Monday, July 17. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the price of diesel is $2.926, a 53-cent increase over the same week last year.

Prices in California continued their descent, falling from $3.113 to $3.097 per gallon. Likewise, the Rocky Mountain region and the West Coast saw cheaper fuel, with the average price decreasing by six-tenths of a cent and nine-tenths of a cent, respectively.

The cost of diesel increased in every other region, with the Central Atlantic seeing a nearly 3-cent jump; at $2.992 per gallon, the region is close to crossing the $3 threshold. People in the Lower Atlantic region continued to pay the least for diesel at $2.864, despite a 1.5-cent increase.

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