SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – While most western Massachusetts drivers have their eye on gasoline prices, the cost of another important fuel has gone up dramatically lately. Truck drivers in Western Massachusetts are paying 15 to 20 cents a gallon more for Diesel fuel than they did a week ago.
Diesel prices are up across western Massachusetts. At the truck stop on West Columbus Avenue in Springfield, the fuel is selling for $4.15 per gallon if you pay in cash, and $4.21 per gallon if you use a credit card.
Truck driver Tommie Peay of Hartford told 22News, the price hike doesn’t surprise him, because fuel is much more expensive in this region.
“It’s definitely cheaper to get your gas elsewhere. When you come to New England, It jumps significantly, especially when you’ve got to get 150 gallons of gas. It’s kind of hard on the pocket,” Peay said.
He added that as owner and operator of his truck, he will feel the price increase.