Russ MacNeil for TT
Diesel continued its slow string of declines, sliding 0.9 cent to $3.925 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported May 27.
Gasoline, meanwhile, rose by the same amount, gaining 0.9 cent to $3.674, its first increase in four weeks.
The diesel downturn — the 10th in 13 weeks — left trucking’s main fuel 4.5 cents higher than the same week last year.
Gas is 2.9 cents over a year ago, DOE said following its weekly survey of filling stations.
Diesel has dropped a nickel in the past month and about a dime below its level of March 10, when it was $4.021, its highest level in almost a year.
Oil topped $104 a barrel for the third time in four trading days, dropping 11 cents to $104.11 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, Bloomberg News reported.