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Price of on-highway diesel jumps 5.6 cents to 4-year high

This week’s price is 34.9 cents a gallon higher than one year ago.

The Trucker News Services

10/15/2012

WASHINGTON — The diesel price roller coaster is on the rise again as the average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel jumped 5.6 cents to a four-year high of $4.15 for the week ending Oct. 15, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.

It was the largest single week increase since the price rose 6.3 cents for the week ending Aug. 27.

This week’s price is 34.9 cents a gallon higher than one year ago.

Every region of the country reported an increase with the largest coming in the Rocky Mountain states where the price increased 7.4 cents a gallon to $4.268.

Every region is over $4 a gallon with the Gulf Coast showing the lowest average at $4.022.

For a complete list of prices by region for the past three weeks, click here.

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