The cost of diesel fuel is 57.4 cents per gallon higher than it was one year ago. The United States average is now $3.157 per gallon. California is the highest area in the country @ $3.83. The lowest is in the Gulf Coast region @ $2.94 a gallon. The Energy Information Administration sites many factors for the increase. OPEC is committed to reducing oil production until the end of 2018. Tensions between the United States and Iran are another factor. The EIA predicts that the price will climb from now through September. Carrier operations will be effected as this rising expense joins driver compensation as the factor to determine delivery cost.
Source: Transport Topics