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National diesel drops one-tenth of a penny

According to the information provided by FuelSurchargeIndex.org, the average diesel price declined in all regions of the country with the exception of California, which increased six-tenths of 1 cent.

The Trucker News Services

10/14/2013

The average prices of a gallon of diesel for the week ending October 14 dropped one-tenth of a penny to $3.834, according to FuelSurchargeIndex.org, which offered this week’s prices in the wake of the government shutdown.

The price of diesel and gas of normally issued by the Energy Information Agency of the Department of Energy every Monday afternoon except on federal holidays.

The EIA had sufficient funds to operate until this past Friday, when its workers were sent home like the some one-third of the federal government workforce weeks furloughed earlier over the federal government shutdown.

“As the source of daily, lane specific fuel surcharge calculations for thousands of trips already, we felt it was only appropriate that we utilize our databases to be able to provide a replacement,” said Tony Stroncheck, president of sales and marketing for ProMiles Software.

“Compiling the largest database of retail diesel fuel prices in the United States is at the core of many of our software solutions and at this point we are sourcing data from almost a dozen sources in order to accomplish that.”

FuelSurchargeIndex, ProMiles and Kingpin are registered trademarks of ProMiles Software.

According to the information provided by FuelSurchargeIndex.org, the average diesel price declined in all regions of the country with the exception of California, which increased six-tenths of 1 cent.

The largest decline was in the Rocky Mountain States where the price fell 1.8 cents.

The national average price is 29.2 cents lower than one year ago.

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

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