U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Mar 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 March 13, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.617    -0.016     0.464
       New England        2.628    -0.018     0.424
       Central Atlantic   2.761    -0.019     0.512
       Lower Atlantic     2.512    -0.013     0.442
II     Midwest            2.491    -0.011     0.426
III    Gulf Coast         2.419    -0.010     0.429
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.617    -0.008     0.618
V      West Coast         2.846    -0.031     0.561
         less California  2.736    -0.043     0.583
       California         2.936    -0.020     0.546
Total  U.S.               2.564    -0.015     0.465