Diesel Prices Rise Driven up by Higher World Demand

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The gap between diesel and gaso­line prices has been wider this win­ter than in pre­vi­ous years as high gaso­line inven­to­ries and low dis­til­late inven­to­ries cre­at­ed an unusu­al inver­sion in prices.

Background
Heat­ing oil and diesel fuel are close­ly relat­ed prod­ucts — both are dis­til­lates
The main dif­fer­ence being that diesel fuel has low­er sul­fur con­tent than heat­ing oil