Diesel jumps 3 cents

| 3/28/2007

Scares in the Middle East caused the national average price of diesel fuel to shoot up 3 cents overnight, from $2.70 per gallon on Tuesday to $2.73 on Wednesday, according to ProMiles.

Crude oil prices also jumped by about $2 a barrel to a little more than $64 a barrel on Wednesday, March 28.

The Associated Press reports that oil prices spiked as much as $5 a barrel following apparently unfounded reports that the Iranians had fired a missile at a U.S. ship.