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Diesel rose 8.2 cents to $4.104 a gallon, the fourth straight increase and the highest price since October, while gasoline rose for an eighth week, the Department of Energy said.
Gasoline rose 7.3 cents to $3.611 a gallon and has risen 35.7 cents in eight straight weeks of increases, DOE figures showed.
Both fuels’ prices are the highest since Oct. 22, when diesel was $4.116 and gas was $3.687, according to DOE records.
The diesel increase follows last week’s 9.5-cent jump, for a combined two-week spike of 17.7 cents, the biggest such upturn in almost two years.
Trucking’s main fuel now costs 16.1 cents more at the pump than the same week last year, while gas is 8.8 cents more than a year ago.