Diesel fuel prices join building materials with price increase

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Just as the cost of construction materials is beginning to rise again after leveling off through the third and fourth quarter, industry managers can expect a continued rise in diesel fuel prices, too.

The Energy Information Administration’s report earlier this week that said the national average retail price of on-highway diesel was $3.33 per gallon, down 5 cents from last Monday but up 86 cents (35 percent) from a year ago.