U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - May 11/17 - 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 May 8, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.612    -0.012     0.303
       New England        2.642    -0.011     0.303
       Central Atlantic   2.753    -0.020     0.351
       Lower Atlantic     2.507    -0.006     0.275
II     Midwest            2.497    -0.019     0.256
III    Gulf Coast         2.410    -0.025     0.279
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.651    -0.015     0.374
V      West Coast         2.846    -0.018     0.353
         less California  2.747    -0.028     0.379
       California         2.927    -0.010     0.333
Total  U.S.               2.565    -0.018     0.294