Diesel benchmark up for second straight week

Capt. John

For the first time since March, the benchmark price used for most fuel surcharges has risen two straight weeks.

The price published by the Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration for Monday is $3.769 a gallon, an increase of 3.4 cents. It marks the first time since the weeks of March 18 and 25 that the price went up in consecutive weeks.

There has been no obvious reason for the increase, as demand remains subdued and there are no significant disruptions to supply...


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