John Sommers II for TT
The U.S. retail diesel average price rose for the second consecutive week, increasing 0.6 cent a gallon to $1.989, the Department of Energy reported Feb. 29.
Trucking’s main fuel is 94.7 cents a gallon cheaper than a year ago, DOE said after its survey of fueling stations.
Before the two increases, diesel had fallen 50.2 cents over 14 consecutive weeks.
Diesel rose in all regions of the United States except in the East Coast, Central Atlantic and Lower Atlantic regions. The biggest increase was in the Rocky Mountain region, where it rose 2 cents to $1.881.
The average retail price of gasoline rose to $1.783, up 5.3 cents from the prior week and 69 cents cheaper than a year ago.