U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Jan 26/17 - SNS -- The weekly diesel price provides a proxy for trends in U.S. truck rates, according to the USDA.

Diesel fuel is a significant expense for agriculture commodity movements by truck, accounting for 37% of the estimated variable cost.

    Retail On-Highway Diesel Prices to January 23, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.627    -0.009     0.487
       New England        2.676     0.001     0.436
       Central Atlantic   2.784    -0.020     0.520
       Lower Atlantic     2.507    -0.004     0.482
II     Midwest            2.512    -0.002     0.525
III    Gulf Coast         2.414    -0.015     0.457
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.532    -0.006     0.517
V      West Coast         2.846    -0.009     0.521
        less California   2.750    -0.005     0.590
       California         2.923    -0.014     0.464
Total  U.S.               2.569    -0.016     0.498