Diesel Jumps 1.5¢ After Hurricane Laura Ravages Gulf Region

The price of diesel jumped by 1.5 cents nationwide to $2.441 a gallon, the Energy Information Administration reported Aug. 31, as much of the nation’s oil exploration and refining capacity was shut down because of two severe-weather events.

Hurricane Laura and Tropical Storm Marco wreaked havoc after coming ashore off the Gulf of Mexico, near where much of the country’s gasoline and diesel is produced.

Trucking’s main fuel increased for just the second time in the past seven weeks.

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