What’s in a tank? Nearly $3 a gallon of diesel, that’s what

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The national average price for a gallon of diesel inched ever closer to $3 for the week ending Monday, July 31, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Drivers were paying an average $2.98 per gallon, an increase of 3 cents from the previous week. The national average per-gallon price was 63 cents less during the same week last year.

Every region showed increases from the previous week. The Rocky Mountains led the pack with a .065-cent jump to $3.052 per gallon. Residents along the West Coast paid more than any other region at $3.066 per gallon. Gulf Coast residents paid the least amount — $2.925 per gallon. California drivers continue to pay more for diesel than those of any other state at $3.093 per gallon, despite a fractional drop in price.

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