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Diesel’s average U.S. pump price fell 0.7 cent to a two-year low $3.814 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported.
The dip left trucking’s main fuel 16.7 cents less than Labor Day a year ago, DOE said after its weekly survey of filling stations, which was released Sept. 2 because of the holiday on Monday.
Gasoline, meanwhile, rose a half-cent to $3.459 a gallon, its first increase in two months. Gas had declined a quarter in eight previous declines, and its price this week is almost 15 cents below the corresponding week last year.
Diesel has declined for nine consecutive weeks, in which time it has declined 10.6 cents, according to DOE records. The price is down 20.7 cents from the year’s high $4.021 in March.