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U.S. on-highway diesel up 1.2 cents Monday to $3.915 a gallon

Diesel prices in all 10 of the EIA’s reporting sectors were up from last week, reflecting oil’s upswing during the past several weeks.

The Trucker News Services

7/30/2013

U.S. on-highway diesel prices were up 1.2 cents Monday to $3.915, besting last week’s $3.903, which at the time was the highest price since June 3, when it was $3.869.

National on-highway diesel prices started 2013 at $3.911 on Jan. 7 and first surpassed the $4-a-gallon mark on Feb. 4, when it went to $4.022. But March 25 was the last time the national price broke through the $4-a-gallon ceiling.

Individual reporting regions, however, such as California, have been above $4 a gallon off and on. Truckers coming through the Golden State were paying $4.122 at the pump for diesel Monday compared with the $4.113 they were paying last week.

Truckers traveling in the West Coast reporting sector were having to fork over $4.052 a gallon for diesel today compared with $4.041 last week.

Commercial drivers frequenting the New England reporting region of the U.S. Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) also were paying more than $4 a gallon for diesel — $4.061 Monday compared with $4.047 the week before.

Diesel prices in all 10 of the EIA’s reporting sectors were up from last week, reflecting oil’s upswing during the past several weeks.

However, crude prices have fallen somewhat after they rose quickly in early July to reach nearly $110 per barrel in trading on July 19.

For diesel prices for all reporting sectors click here.

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