WASHINGTON — The average weekly retail on-highway price of a gallon of diesel jumped a whopping 7.6 cents a gallon for the week ended Feb. 22, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.
The increase came on the same day that some energy experts predicted that gasoline would reach $3 a gallon this summer and the same day that oil hovered around the $80 a barrel mark.
It wasn’t, however, the largest increase this year.
The average price jumped 8.2 cents a gallon for the week ending Jan. 11.
The biggest hike came in the Midwest where the price increased 8.9 cents to $2.794.
The highest average was $3.011 in the New England states, the lowest in the Gulf Coast states at $2.794.
For a complete list of prices by region for the past three weeks, click here.
The Trucker staff can be reached to comment on this article at email@example.com.