U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Feb10/17 - 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 February 6, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.618    -0.004     0.531
       New England        2.661    -0.001     0.460
       Central Atlantic   2.763    -0.007     0.539
       Lower Atlantic     2.508    -0.002     0.549
II     Midwest            2.492    -0.008     0.563
III    Gulf Coast         2.403    -0.005     0.507
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.515    -0.001     0.601
V      West Coast         2.856     0.011     0.620
        less California   2.748     0.004     0.675
       California         2.944     0.017     0.575
Total  U.S.               2.558    -0.004     0.550