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Diesel price continues upward climb to $2.924


Monday, March 15, 2010
Diesel is still not nearly as expensive as its peak back in July 2008 when it reached an all time high of $4.764 per gallon.
Diesel is still not nearly as expensive as its peak back in July 2008 when it reached an all time high of $4.764 per gallon.

WASHINGTON — The weekly retail on-highway diesel prices rose for the fourth consecutive week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Today’s average was up $0.020 per gallon, to $2.924 a gallon, which was up $0.907 from one year ago.

Every region and California showed an increase in cost per gallon.

California’s price was higher than all the regional averages at $3.065 per gallon. This price was up $1.016 from the same week one year ago.

The costliest diesel by region was in the Central Atlantic region where the average price of a gallon of diesel was $3.055.

The regions with the lowest price for diesel were the Lower Atlantic and the Midwest where the average price at both was $2.895 per gallon. The Gulf Coast followed closely at $2.897 per gallon.

A three week comparison of prices may be found here.

Barb Kampbell of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at barbkampbell@thetrucker.com.

 

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