U.S. diesel price soars 4 cents to $2.889

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The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel climbed 4 cents to $2.889 during the week ending Monday, July 16, compared to $2.849 during the previous week. The new price was nearly 4 cents lower than the same week last year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Diesel prices were up in all regions tracked by DOE. The biggest increase, 5.6 cents, was recorded in the Midwest region, where truckers paid $2.878 per gallon. The smallest price hike, 1.3 cents, was seen in the Central Atlantic area, where drivers paid $2.949 per gallon.

Drivers on the West Coast once again paid the most of any region at $3.031, up 4.4 cents from the prior week; truckers in California — which DOE tracks separately — paid even more, $3.147, an increase of 5.7 cents. The Gulf Coast had the least expensive diesel at $2.821, which was an increase of 3.6 cents from last week.

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