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Diesel fell for the first time in seven weeks, dropping 2.9 cents to $4.13 a gallon, and gasoline fell for the first time this year, the Department of Energy said.
Gasoline, meanwhile, fell 2.5 cents to $3.759 a gallon in its first decline since late December, DOE said Monday following its weekly survey of filling stations. The motor fuel had not posted a week-to-week decline since Dec. 24.
Diesel’s first downturn since Jan. 14 left it 3.6 cents over the same week last year, while gas is now 3.4 cents below a year ago.
Trucking’s main fuel had gained 26.5 cents in six previous increases, including a 23.2-cent jump last month to its highest February level on record — $4.159 per gallon — recorded last week.