National diesel price jumps 6 cents

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Diesel fuel prices for the week ending Monday, March 12, jumped roughly 6 cents to $2.69 from the prior week, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. average also was 14 cents more than the price charged a year ago.

Prices rose by at least a nickel per gallon in most regions. Drivers in the Rocky Mountains paid $2.74 per gallon, roughly 8 cents more than a week ago. Gulf Coast drivers paid $2.64, more than 5 cents ahead of last week. In the Midwest, drivers paid $2.67 per gallon, nearly 7 cents more than last week.

West Coast residents saw the smallest increase – nearly 2 cents – from a week ago, but nonetheless paid more than any other region at $2.81 per gallon. For state-by-state diesel prices, updated daily, click here.