Echo: Fuel prices, availability awaiting effects of pipeline explosion

on-highway_diesel_fuel_prices-9As news of an explosion on the same pipeline that leaked in September bought fears of another gas shortage and higher prices, October ended and November started with diesel prices that barely increased and regular gasoline prices that dropped a penny.

According to the Energy Information Administration, diesel prices started the week at an average $2.479 per gallon. Last week, prices averaged $2.478.

The average prices are very close to the amount prices were a year ago this week, at only .6 cents lower.

While regular gas prices saw a significant increase in September, especially in the lower Atlantic states, diesel prices did not. The effects of this new disruption- which killed one worker and injured five others, according to the Associated Press- are uncertain at the moment.

For more information, visit the EIA’s website.