U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Feb 16/17 - 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 13, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.626     0.008     0.557
       New England        2.626    -0.035     0.443
       Central Atlantic   2.765     0.002     0.568
       Lower Atlantic     2.519     0.011     0.572
II     Midwest            2.487    -0.005     0.579
III    Gulf Coast         2.424     0.021     0.566
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.522     0.007     0.656
V      West Coast         2.869     0.013     0.675
        less California   2.761     0.013     0.718
       California         2.957     0.013     0.641
Total  U.S.               2.565     0.007     0.585