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National on-highway diesel skipped upward by 3.0 cents

This is the highest cost of diesel since Sept. 30, when diesel was $3.919. December’s lowest cost was reported on Dec. 16 at $3.871.

The Trucker Staff

12/30/2013

National on-highway diesel prices did a small hop, skip and a jump upward 3.0 cents to $3.903 for Monday compared with $3.873 last week, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the U.S. Department of Energy.

All 10 reporting regions went up from last week, with the highest increase from the West Coast (minus California) at 4.7 cents. The Central Atlantic region was pegged at $4.016, up 8.9 cents from the same week in 2012.

Truckers with the highest prices were in the New England region, playing $4.111 for diesel. The Lower Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions saw the smallest bump at 1.7 cents, but the Gulf saw the lowest diesel costs of any regions at $3.789.

This is the highest cost of diesel since Sept. 30, when diesel was $3.919. December’s lowest cost was reported on Dec. 16 at $3.871.

Diesel typically follows oil at a slower pace. U.S. benchmark oil for February closed at $99.29 a barrel.

For more details on specific prices by reporting region, click here.

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