WASHINGTON -- The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel increased 4.4 cents to $2.802 for the week ending September 11, according to the Energy Information Agency of the Department of Energy.
Trucking interests were anxiously awaiting Monday's announcement in the wake of a 15.3 cent increase for the week ending September 4, the result of Hurricane Harvey shutting down refineries in the Houston area.
Some of those refineries are back on line.
Now, the industry has to wait on next week's report to see what, if any, impact Hurricane Irma will have on prices.
All regions of the country showed an increase with a 7.6 cent hike on the West Coast posting the largest hike, followed by a 5.8 cent increased on the West Coast and a 5.1 cent increase in the Lower Atlantic states.