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Fuel Management on Any Budget
There are numerous news stories about “missing” fuel at public agency fueling sites. Whether this fuel is not adequately tracked or there is actually theft involved, the fleet manager will most likely be asked about it. And with unleaded gasoline and diesel fuel costing approximately $3-$4 per gallon, coupled with the large quantity each agency uses, the cost of this unaccounted-for fuel can be significant.
Diesel price rises 3.6 cents to $3.903
The national retail price for on-highway diesel increased for the third straight week, rising 3.6 cents to $3.903 a gallon during the week ended July 22, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. Diesel prices nationwide are 12 cents higher than the same week last year.
Short-Term Energy Outlook
The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Energy Information Administration provide a wide variety of information on alternative fuels, the volume of petroleum production, and fuel economy. They produce a monthly report on the price of regular and diesel fuels.