Diesel fuel takes a jump as prices are adjusted

There is only an increase of two to three colons in gasoline but diesel is going up 32 colons a liter, nearly 7 U.S. cents. The new diesel price will be 578 a liter or about $1.17.

The new prices are based on the period from Jan. 27 to Feb. 11 and do not reflect the recent spike in petroleum prizes as a results of disturbances in the Middle East.

The price fixing agency, the Authoridad Reguladora de Servicios Públicos, said the jump in the price of diesel was based on the seasonal demand. The new prices are expected to go into effect at midnight Thursday.

Jet fuel showed an increase similar to diesel.

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