National price of diesel nearly $3 a gallon

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The national average price for a gallon of diesel jumped 2 cents to $2.946 for the week ending Monday, July 24, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Drivers were paying 60 cents less during the same week last year.

Every region showed small increases except for the West Coast, where the price of diesel decreased by four-tenths of a cent from $3.051 to $3.047. The price remained static in California, where drivers continued to pay $3.097, the highest price in the country.

Both the Gulf Coast and the Rocky Mountain regions saw gains of 2.7 cents, with the cost of diesel climbing to $2.895 and $2.987, respectively. The Lower Atlantic and Midwest also shared the same increase of 2.4 cents; consumers in those regions paid $2.888 and $2.951, respectively.

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