U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - May 25/17 - 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 22, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.588    -0.007     0.209
       New England        2.626     0.000     0.215
       Central Atlantic   2.733    -0.004     0.269
       Lower Atlantic     2.479    -0.009     0.171
II     Midwest            2.468    -0.011     0.143
III    Gulf Coast         2.384     0.002     0.151
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.629     0.003     0.271
V      West Coast         2.828     0.004     0.231
        less California   2.725    -0.003     0.223
       California         2.912     0.010     0.239
Total  U.S.               2.539    -0.005     0.182