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Diesel stagnant for another week

It is the first time this year that diesel prices have stayed the same two weeks in a row.

The Trucker Staff

9/9/2013

The National on-highway diesel prices were stagnant, remaining at $3.981 Monday in the United States, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the U.S. Department of Energy.

As a whole, prices were 15.1 cents less last year than they are today. Out of the 10 reporting regions, truckers on the East Coast, the Lower Atlantic, Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions saw a drop from .3 cents to 1.3 cents, respectively, from last week.

Truckers in California saw the largest price jump of 1.5 cents this week, making it $4.225.

It is the first time this year that diesel prices have stayed the same two weeks in a row. It is also the highest price for diesel since April 1, when it was pegged at $3.993.

Diesel follows oil prices at a slower pace. According to the Associated Press, oil for Oct. delivery fell to $109.52 a barrel. Last week, oil closed at $110.53, the highest closing price in more than two years.

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

 

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