U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Jun 29/17 - 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 26, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.516    -0.023     0.074
       New England        2.577    -0.013     0.086
       Central Atlantic   2.670    -0.013     0.135
       Lower Atlantic     2.396    -0.031     0.035
II     Midwest            2.386    -0.025    -0.003
III    Gulf Coast         2.305    -0.024     0.020
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.592    -0.033     0.163
V      West Coast         2.757    -0.025     0.044
         less California  2.626    -0.029     0.026
       California         2.863    -0.021     0.060
Total  U.S.               2.465    -0.024     0.039