Diesel prices marched close to the year high over the past month, increasing to an average $2.581 per gallon by this first full week of August, according to data from the Energy Information Administration. The highest average price for the year so far is $2.597, which was hit both in January and April. It didn’t help that the average price climbed five cents in just the last week.
Since the end of June, the average price has increased about 12 cents. Prices are about 27 cents more than prices a year ago this week.
For more information, visit the EIA’s website.