U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Jun 15/17 - 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 12, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.590    -0.009     0.141
       New England        2.626     0.002     0.134
       Central Atlantic   2.737    -0.007     0.200
       Lower Atlantic     2.475    -0.015     0.103
II     Midwest            2.498    -0.007     0.108
III    Gulf Coast         2.411    -0.006     0.104
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.667     0.003     0.254
V      West Coast         2.829    -0.007     0.118
         less California  2.713    -0.011     0.103
       California         2.923    -0.004     0.132
Total  U.S.               2.524    -0.040     0.093