fuel prices

Diesel prices rise by a penny, more stable year-over-year

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's weekly diesel price report issued Aug. 26, 2013, the national average price rose a penny over the preceding week to $3.91 per gallon. Prices remained largely steady over all regions throughout the U.S., and remained largely unchanged over the entire month of August. Only California saw more than a penny rise per gallon, with 2 cents worth of price-per-gallon growth.  Contrast that to last year, when prices were 18 ...

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Diesel volatility a new phenomenon

A historical look at how diesel prices have changed since the 1990s paints a picture of a once stably-priced commodity changing into a fairly volatile one.

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Diesel reverses downward trend (and highlights from 1,000 weeks of diesel prices)

This week marked the 1,000th week that the Department of Energy had reported a weekly national average diesel price, and in it, the price of on-highway diesel rose 2.1 cents, bringing a 10-week period of consecutive price drops to an end.

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Diesel price drops, projected to keep falling

The national average diesel price has fallen ten straight weeks and is projected to continue to drop.

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Fuel tax less costly than mpg standards, says MIT

A study from MIT released last week says that higher federal gasoline taxes would be less costly to the public and do more to curb fuel use — thus, reduce emissions more — than mpg and efficiency standards instituted in 2012.

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Diesel continues climb, up another 8 cents

In what appears to be a longer term trend upwards, the price of diesel fuel surged again this week, climbing 8.2 cents to $4.014.

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Diesel spikes 9 cents, back above $4

After small but steady notches downward in the last several months, the price of diesel shot up this week 9.5 cents to a national average of $4.022 cents.

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Fuel-tax dustup in MI (Can you spell I – F – T – A?)

Is it time to say goodbye to Michigan's retail diesel tax? If that means the governor getting his way, you might want to pray it stays.

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Diesel price eases downward in last two weeks

Following a half-cent drop during the week ended Dec. 31, the national average diesel price for the week ended Monday, Jan. 7, fell another 0.7 cents.

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Diesel price drops, still up 13 cents year over year

The average price of diesel dropped to $3.923 a gallon for the week ended Dec. 24 — a 2 cent drop from the previous week.

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