U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Apr 7/17 - 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 April 3, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.605     0.019     0.426
       New England        2.630     0.037     0.387
       Central Atlantic   2.739     0.015     0.443
       Lower Atlantic     2.505     0.018     0.428
II     Midwest            2.481     0.023     0.416
III    Gulf Coast         2.414     0.036     0.431
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.623     0.026     0.500
V      West Coast         2.839     0.017     0.522
        less California   2.735     0.032     0.556
       California         2.923     0.004     0.497
Total  U.S.               2.556     0.024     0.441