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Diesel rose 1.1 cents to $3.828 a gallon, its first gain following six declines, the Department of Energy reported.
Gasoline, meanwhile, dipped 0.4 cent to $3.492, its fourth straight downturn, DOE said late Monday following its weekly survey of filling stations.
The diesel uptick followed a cumulative 7.3-cent downturn over the past six weeks. Prior to that, trucking’s main fuel had risen 4.5 cents in two straight increases.
Diesel is 14.5 cents higher than the same week a year ago. Last week’s price was the lowest since it was $3.796 last July 30.
Gasoline is 8.1 cents higher than a year ago, according to DOE figures. This week’s dip was the smallest of its four recent declines, in which the motor fuel has dropped 16.3 cents.