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Diesel jumps 6 cents to $4.089, highest price since April

The price of diesel increased 9.9 cents per gallon on the West Coast and 8.7 cents in the Rocky Mountain region for the biggest gains.

The Trucker Staff

8/27/2012

WASHINGTON — The average price for a gallon of diesel has risen for the eighth consecutive week, hitting the highest mark since mid-April.

Officially, the nationwide retail on-highway price for a gallon of diesel came in at $4.089, according to the Aug. 27 report by the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy. That’s up 6.3 cents from last week. Diesel has risen 44.1 cents since the first week of July.

The price increased 9.9 cents per gallon on the West Coast and 8.7 cents in the Rocky Mountain region for the biggest gains.

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The West Coast also had the highest price at $4.353, although the state premium in California brought the average cost of a gallon of diesel there to $4.409.

Fuel also has topped $4 per gallon in every region except the Gulf Coast, at $3.981.

For a complete record of the last three weeks by region, click here.

Kevin Jones of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at kevinj@thetrucker.com.

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