Increase Is Third in Past Four Weeks
Diesel’s price increase is the third in the past four weeks for a total of 6.1 cents a gallon. The national average price of diesel increased 1.3 cents to $3.385 a gallon one week after remaining virtually unchanged, according to Energy Information Administration data released Sept. 20.
The price of diesel rose for the third time in the past four weeks for a total of 6.1 cents a gallon. The cost dipped just one-tenth of a cent the week of Sept. 13. Trucking’s main fuel now costs 98.1 cents a gallon more than it did at this time a year ago. Diesel increased in nine of the 10 regions in EIA’s weekly survey, with the largest being 2 cents in the Lower Atlantic and Gulf Coast. The Rocky Mountain region, at seven-tenths of a cent, registered the only decrease.
Gasoline surged even more with a 1.9-cents increase to reach $3.184, which is now more than a dollar per gallon higher than a year ago ($1.016 to be precise.)
EIA.gov and ttnews.com/