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Diesel rose 9.5 cents to $4.022 a gallon, the first time it has topped $4 in more than two months, while gasoline jumped 18.1 cents to $3.538, its biggest spike in almost two years, the Department of Energy said.
Diesel now costs 16.6 cents more at the pump than a year ago, while gasoline is 5.6 cents above the same week last year, DOE said Monday following its weekly survey of filling stations.
Monday’s diesel increase was the biggest since an 11.5-cent hike in mid-August. It has risen almost 13 cents in the past three weeks of increases, after falling 14 cents in seven straight declines.
Gasoline, meanwhile, had its biggest gain since rising 19.4 cents on Feb. 28, 2011, when the price was $3.383.