The average cost of diesel fuel in New England has risen 82 percent from a year
The average cost of diesel fuel in New England has risen 82 percent from a year ago, leading beleaguered truckers to organize the Coalition to Lower Gas Prices in Maine. On Nov. 30, Gov. John Baldacci declared a civil emergency, implementing several measures to aid truckers, but many independent owner-operators have already gone out of business. Others are modifying their businesses to stay solvent, like Jason Kane, a Skowhegan trucker, who now delivers take-out for area restaurants from his Dodge Caravan. Companies both large and small are taking steps to save money and increase their fuel efficiencies.
Diesel fuels, Energy consumption
Elson, Kerry, "The average cost of diesel fuel in New England has risen 82 percent from a year" (2007). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 4427.
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