National diesel average increases for the 10th straight week, reports EIA

By LM Staff ·

January 12, 2021

The national average price per gallon of diesel gasoline headed up for the 10th consecutive week, for the week of January 11, according to data issued this week by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The national average—at $2.670—headed up $0.03, following a 0.005-cent increase, to $2.64, for the week of January 4, a 1.6-cent increase, to $2.635, for the week of December 28, a $.06-cent increase, to $2.619, for the week of December 21, a 3.3-cent increase, to $2.559, for the week of $2.559.

Going back to the week of November 9, which kicked off this nine-week stretch of increases, the national average has headed up a cumulative 28.7 cents. And the national average has been below the $3 per gallon mark since the week of February 2, when it posted an average of $2.956. 

On an annual basis, this week’s national average is down 39.4 cents below the 43.9-cent spread, for the week of January 4.

West Texas Intermediate Crude is currently trading at $52.84 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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