For the first time since mid-January, the national average retail price for a gallon of diesel fuel was below $4 a gallon.
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 ...
Since diesel prices began their ascent in the middle of January, the national average diesel price has shot up 26 cents to $4.159 a gallon.
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.
The National Biodiesel Board wants biodiesel to make up about 10 percent of the on-road diesel market by 2022.
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.
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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