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.
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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