Price of diesel fuel climbs
for second week in a row
Apr 14, 2010 9:18 AM
The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel nationwide rose for the second straight week and the seventh time in eight weeks, increasing 5.4 cents to $3.069 per gallon, according to US Department of Energy information.
The prior week was the first time since November 2008 that trucking’s main fuel had topped $3, and the most recent gain put the price 84 cents higher than the same week in 2009.
Diesel had gained 19.8 cents in five straight increases before the previous week’s 7.6-cent jump and a 0.7-cent dip two weeks ago.
The highest average price was along the West Coast, at $3.187. The cheapest diesel was reported in the Gulf Coast region at an average $3.023.
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