February 26, 2013
After two straight weeks of soaring jumps, the price of diesel leaked up 0.2 cents to $4.159 a gallon the Department of Energy said Monday. The price of fuel has climbed for sixth straight weeks, but this week’s was by far the smallest.
Over the previous three weeks, diesel prices had jumped 23 cents.
The diesel price hurdles the mark posted last week’s as the highest since August 2008, when it hit $4.207.
Monday’s diesel increase is the smallest in the past six — in
Diesel is now 10.8 cents higher than the same week last year.