Diesel price sees largest week-to-week increase since February

| September 04, 2013

fuel 9:4:13The national average price of on-highway diesel rose 6.8 cents this week — the highest week-to-week jump since February — coming on the heels of increased likelihood of U.S. military intervention in the war in Syria. 

Diesel prices, however, are still 14.6 cents lower than the same week last year, according the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. 

The average price also rose in all regions in the U.S. The Midwest region led the increases with an 8.3-cent rise. The most expensive on-highway diesel is in California — $4.21 a gallon average — and the Gulf Coast region has the cheapest on-highway diesel, $3.897 a gallon. 

Click here to see complete diesel pricing information on the Department of Energy’s site.

  • martymarsh

    All they have to do is take oil off of wall street and prices would stabilize. But then the millionaires wouldn’t make millions so we know that is not going to happen.
    Something that is so detrimental to the economy does not belong on wall street, just another way you can tell our government is corrupt.

  • Mike Smith

    And the chicken I buy went from $1.99 to $2.08 a pound. That’s a 9 cent a pound move.

    What’s worse is our government continues to allow more and more legal & illegal aliens into our country. This drives up the cost of everything.

    Another report says that China is working on buying Smithfield Foods. The ham supplier in our country. A corporation built on American Citizens, a company protected by our government. THIS WILL DRIVE UP THE COST OF FOOD, pork, and corn.

    When with the citizens of the USA and our government stop this madness.

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