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May 30, 2007 11:00 AM, EDT

Diesel Climbs 1.4¢ to $2.817

Gasoline Dips 0.9¢ to $3.209
Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel’s national average pump price rose for a second straight week, gaining 1.4 cents to $2.817 a gallon, the Department of Energy said Monday.

Gasoline, meanwhile, saw just its second decline in the past 17 weeks, dipping 0.9 cent to $3.209 a gallon, DOE said following its weekly survey of filling stations.

Gas had risen for the previous four weeks, setting an all-time record $3.218 last week. The price dipped 0.7 cent five weeks ago.

This week's price is 34.2 cents over the same week last year and remains more than $1 higher than its 2007 low of $2.165, set on Jan. 29.

This week’s diesel uptick and last week’s 3-cent upturn followed four weeks of declines at the pump for trucking’s main fuel.

Diesel is now 6.5 cents below the same week last year, but is 40.4 cents higher than its 2007 low of $2.413 set on Jan. 29, DOE figures showed.

Each week, DOE surveys about 350 diesel filling stations to compile a national snapshot average price.