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A diesel pump is shown at a gas station Thursday in Lake Oswego, Ore. Oil prices hit a new nine-month high Thursday as the dollar fell and U.S. gas pump prices climbed closer to $4 a gallon, the highest ever for this time of year. North Dakota oil fields are eating up thousands of gallons of diesel per day.

Diesel supplies may be tight this spring

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BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota's Oil Patch is fueling unprecedented demand for diesel, and projects to boost production won't come before supplies tighten this spring when farmers head back into their fields and construction projects start up, industry officials say.


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