DOE/EIA diesel price rises for 8th straight week — barely

The weekly Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration retail diesel price rose by the smallest amount in the past eight weeks, but it still came in higher when a decline might have been possible.

Over the course of the eight-week streak, the DOE/EIA price is up 35.8 cents a gallon. The benchmark number is now also up 10 of the past 11 weeks, rising 40.6 cents a gallon during that time.

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