U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Jul 14/17 - 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 July 10, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.523     0.001     0.099
       New England        2.578     0.000     0.109
       Central Atlantic   2.672     0.001     0.151
       Lower Atlantic     2.407     0.000     0.066
II     Midwest            2.421     0.018     0.036
III    Gulf Coast         2.311     0.004     0.050
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.584    -0.001     0.139
V      West Coast         2.771     0.012     0.063
       less California    2.653     0.025     0.057
       California         2.867     0.001     0.069
Total  U.S.               2.481     0.009     0.067