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Diesel resumed its upward trend following a one-week respite, gaining 0.6-cent to $4.148 a gallon, the highest price since the record-setting summer of 2008, the Department of Energy said Monday.
Gasoline, meanwhile, fell for the first time in 11 weeks, dipping 0.2-cent to $3.939 a gallon, DOE said following its weekly survey of fillings stations.
The increase leaves diesel 7 cents higher than the same week a year ago and gas 14.8 cents higher than last year.
The diesel price is the highest since trucking’s main fuel registered $4.208 on Aug. 18, 2008, according to DOE records.
Diesel had dipped half a cent last week, to $4.142 a gallon, its first decline in 10 weeks. It has risen in 12 of the past 14 weeks, gaining a cumulative 36.5 cents.