U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Feb 2/17 - 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 30, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.622    -0.005     0.511
       New England        2.662    -0.014     0.443
       Central Atlantic   2.770    -0.014     0.531
       Lower Atlantic     2.510     0.003     0.518
II     Midwest            2.500    -0.012     0.559
III    Gulf Coast         2.408    -0.006     0.491
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.516    -0.016     0.547
V      West Coast         2.845    -0.001     0.572
         less California  2.744    -0.006     0.627
       California         2.927     0.004     0.528
Total  U.S.               2.562    -0.007     0.531