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Diesel rose 2.1 cents to $3.866 a gallon, its first increase in 11 weeks, while gasoline jumped 6.5 cents to $3.603, the Department of Energy reported.
Diesel had declined 31.4 cents in the past 10 weeks of downturns after topping out at $4.159 in late February, a four-and-a-half-year high.
Despite the uptick, trucking’s main fuel is 13.6 cents less than the same week last year, DOE said late Monday following its weekly survey of filling stations.
Gasoline, meanwhile, followed last week’s 1.8-cent increase with its biggest gain in three months, DOE figures showed.
The motor fuel, which rose 13.6 cents on Feb. 18, had fallen 26.4 cents in its nine declines prior to last week.
Diesel took its biggest gain in DOE’s Midwest region for a second straight week, gaining 4.1 cents to $3.909 a gallon, following last week’s 2.9-cent rise.