Price of diesel fuel surges
for second week in a row
Jan 6, 2010 11:19 AM
The average price of a gallon of diesel fuel nationwide rose by the most in more than two months, jumping 6.5 cents to $2.797 a gallon, according to US Department of Energy information.
Diesel’s gain was the second in two weeks after seven declines. With the previous week’s 0.6-cent uptick, the 7.1 cents in increases almost erased the downturns, which had totaled 8.2 cents.
Trucking’s main fuel is now 50.6 cents over the same week in 2009, according to DOE figures. The most recent advance was the biggest since a 9.6-cent spike October 26.
The cheapest diesel is in the Rocky Mountain region at $2.746, while California continues as the most expensive area for fuel at $2.959.
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