National diesel average heads up for eighth consecutive week, reports EIA
The current price marks the single highest weekly average going back to the week of December 15, 2014, when it was at $3.419 per gallon
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The national average price per gallon for diesel gasoline headed up for the ninth consecutive week, according to data issued by the United States Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
With a 0.9-cent increase, the average price per gallon is $3.394, coming off of a 7.2-cent increase last week. It also marks the single highest weekly average going back to the week of December 15, 2014, when it was at $3.419 per gallon, according to EIA data.
This marks the eighth straight week the national diesel average has gone up, during which time it has risen a cumulative 18.7 cents (going back to the week of August 20).
On an annual basis, this week’s average price per gallon is up 60.7 cents.
West Texas Intermediate Crude oil is currently trading at $71.78 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
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