After jumping about 15 cents as a result of Hurricane Harvey in late August, the national average for diesel fuel prices hovered at the $2.80 per gallon. At the start of October, the average price is $2.792 per gallon, according to the Energy Information Administration.
The high the year so far was reached in the Sept. 11 update, which had the national average at $2.802 per gallon. The average price was the lowest for the year at $2.465 in June.
This week’s average price is 40 cents higher than the average price a year ago this week.
For more information, visit the EIA’s website.