Rise in diesel prices expected, GasBuddy says

A fuel economist suggests diesel prices could surge this fall.

Patrick De Haan is head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “A lot of that is simply because diesel and heating oil are coming into their peak season with ag consumption going up and with some Americans in rural areas filling up their home heating oil tanks.”

He tells Brownfield an increase could affect some farmers as harvest gets underway. “For those that haven’t locked in and already filled up their diesel tanks, it’s obviously a little disheartening, especially when you consider that a month ago prices were quite a bit lower.”

AAA says the national average is $4.58 per gallon, up 24 cents on the month and down 34 cents on the year.

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