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Gas Pump Prices Jump $0.06 to $3.44

By Justin Loiseau - Feb 24, 2014 at 6:51PM

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Rocky Mountains are paying nearly $0.10 more than last week to fill up.

Americans are paying more at the gas pump this week, according to an Energy Information Administration report released today.

The national average price for regular gasoline clocked in at $3.444 per gallon today, up $0.064 from a week ago, but still $0.340 below the same time last year. The Rocky Mountain region got hit with the worst hike ($0.083), while Gulf Coast prices headed just $0.030 higher. 

Source: eia.gov 

While gas prices jumped, diesel prices edged up with a $0.028 increase during the past week, to $4.017 per gallon. This latest price tag puts diesel $0.142 per gallon below the same time last year. Rocky Mountain also saw the biggest boost for diesel ($0.045), while East Coasters enjoyed the smallest $0.019 rise. 

Source: eia.gov 

At these latest prices, the West Coast pays the prettiest penny for gasoline ($3.652), while the East Coast doles out the most for diesel ($4.148). Meanwhile, the Gulf Coast can guzzle gas for just $3.209, and diesel for $3.806 per gallon. 

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