U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Jun 1/17 - 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 29, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.608     0.020     0.203
       New England        2.622    -0.004     0.180
       Central Atlantic   2.751     0.018     0.246
       Lower Atlantic     2.505     0.026     0.183
II     Midwest            2.512     0.044     0.170
III    Gulf Coast         2.423     0.039     0.169
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.661     0.032     0.286
V      West Coast         2.843     0.015     0.193
        less California   2.735     0.010     0.170
       California         2.931     0.019     0.213
Total  U.S.               2.571     0.032     0.189