U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Jun 8/17 - 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 June 5, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.599    -0.009         0.163
       New England        2.624     0.002         0.153
       Central Atlantic   2.744    -0.007         0.222
       Lower Atlantic     2.490    -0.015         0.127
II     Midwest            2.505    -0.007         0.144
III    Gulf Coast         2.417    -0.006         0.139
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.664     0.003         0.274
V      West Coast         2.836    -0.007         0.155
        less California   2.724    -0.011         0.124
       California         2.927    -0.004         0.181
Total  U.S.               2.564    -0.007         0.157