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Diesel Fuel Costs For Wake School Buses Continue To Add Up

Posted December 21, 2005 6:59 a.m. EST

— The Wake County school system says it is shelling out more than $1 million in fuel costs.

The average price for diesel fuel in the Triangle is $2.55 a gallon, which is about 36 cents higher than the average cost of unleaded gasoline.

Oil companies say high demand for gasoline and heating oil reduced diesel production.

With increased demand and a tightening supply, economists say the price will continue to go up.