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Diesel fuel pricesSeptember saw the southeastern states in fuel crisis when a pipeline was found to be leaking fuel in Alabama. As the demand increased due to panicked drivers hearing the news, regular gasoline prices also increased across the region. However, diesel prices stayed the course, even though the spill affected diesel supplies, too.

Diesel prices this week are the same as prices were the week of the scare (Sept. 19) at an average $2.389 per gallon, according to the Energy Information Administration. That is actually one cent lower than prices were the week before, and nearly two cents less than prices were at the start of September.

Prices are about 10 cents less than prices were last year this first week of October. Last year, diesel prices spiked in mid-October, before falling just in time for Election Day in November.

For more information, visit the EIA’s website.

Regular Gasoline Prices

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is the second leading cause of death for children, behind accidents. However, according to the American Cancer Society, more that 80 percent of children diagnosed will survive five years or longer because of medical advancements.

There are many ways you can help children, like our buddy, Alex Lopez. For example, you can:

– Help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by participating in the Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer.
– Shave your head and raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
– Buy a bracelet for Connor’s Cure, which supports cancer research at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
– Donate to an individual child’s treatment. If you personally do not know anyone, do a search for “cancer” on a website like gofundme.org.

On-Highway_Diesel_Fuel_Prices (7)Diesel fuel average prices jumped from a summer low of of $2.310 per gallon on Aug. 15 back up to $2.409 per gallon just in time for the Labor Day weekend last week. And, as the weekend ended, the prices barely lowered to $2.407 per gallon, according to the Energy Information Administration.

The average price per gallon is still almost 13 cents lower than prices were a year ago this week.

For more information, visit the EIA’s website.

Anthony Harder is the BAT Logistics’ Top Dog for July! He was selected by his peers and management for his consistent hard work throughout the month.

Team members recognized him for helping them manage their workload, and for effectively managing a tough rail issue.

“I wouldn’t be here without the help of everyone,” Harder said. “All for one, and one for all!”

His award included a $50 gift card. He has been working at BAT since September 2013.

July Top Dog.

On-Highway_Diesel_Fuel_Prices (6)Diesel prices are averaging $2.348 per gallon this week, according to the Energy Information Administration. That’s 3.1 cents lower than last week’s average, and 7.5 cents lower than the average price a month ago.

The average diesel price is 32 cents less than prices were a year ago this week.

For more information, visit the EIA’s website.

The Surface Transportation Board has proposed a new rule that would require freight railroads to share their tracks. However, the Association of American Railroads claims the rule would make the rail system less efficient.

To learn more about the rule, see the STB’s release.

To read the AAR’s full response, click here.

More can also be read in this Associated Press article.

Jared Kutschara is the BAT Logistics’ Top Dog for June! He was selected by his peers and management for his consistent hard work throughout the month.

Team members noted he jumps in and helps with all work in the office, and is constantly on the phone helping make sure jobs get completed.

“It is very nice to be appreciated and to feel like I am doing a good job,” Kutschara said.

His award included a $50 gift card. He has been working at BAT since May 2016.

June top dog

On-Highway_Diesel_Fuel_Prices (5)Diesel prices haven’t changed much in the past few weeks. The average price this week is $2.423 per gallon, down just a third of a cent from last week’s and the previous week’s prices, according to the Energy Information Administration.

Prices are still almost 41 cents lower than prices were a year ago this week. Prices reached the highest point of year June 13 at $2.431 per gallon.

For more information, visit the EIA’s website.

Mike Wajda is the BAT Logistics’ Top Dog for May! He was selected by his peers and management for his consistent hard work throughout the month.

Team members noted he has excellent customer service skills, and helps to manage can gets and quotes for customers that aren’t his. They also said he never gives up.

“I would like to thank the whole BAT team for making it possible,” Wajda said. “Every single one of us deserves this award, and it is really a toss-up as to who will win each month. We are all Top Dogs in my opinion, and it just goes to show what a BAT has to do to be recognized as the top of all us dogs.”

His award included a $50 gift card. He has been working at BAT since July 2014.

May Top Dog

Learn more about Mike

On-Highway_Diesel_Fuel_Prices (4)Diesel prices are steadily climbing, reaching an average $2.407 per gallon this week. This price is 2.5 cents more than last week’s prices, and 5 cents more than prices two weeks ago, according to the Energy Information Administration.

The good news is that a year ago, prices started to fall after this week. If diesel prices follow the same pattern as last year, lower prices could be on the way.

Average prices this week are 47.7 cents less than last year’s prices this week. The last time we saw average prices above $2.40 was November 2015.

For more information, visit the EIA’s website.