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Diesel’s national average price fell another 2.2 cents to $3.897 a gallon, continuing its downward trend in a fourth straight decline, the Department of Energy reported.
The drop followed a combined 5.5-cent downturn in the past two weeks. Including this week’s survey, the price has dropped 8.4 cents in the past month, DOE figures showed.
Gasoline, meanwhile, fell for a fifth week, dropping 5.8 cents to $3.367 a gallon, DOE said following its weekly survey of filling stations.
The gas drop followed last week’s 7-cent decline, and the motor fuel has plunged 24.1 cents in its five recent declines, DOE figures showed.
Trucking’s main fuel is now 19.7 cents below the same week last year, while gas is 48.3 cents below a year ago.