U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Jul 27/17 - 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 24, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.546     0.014     0.159
       New England        2.574     0.001     0.140
       Central Atlantic   2.685     0.007     0.204
       Lower Atlantic     2.441     0.021     0.135
II     Midwest            2.452     0.014     0.111
III    Gulf Coast         2.342     0.018     0.100
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.598     0.011     0.164
V      West Coast         2.788     0.017     0.125
         less California  2.678     0.022     0.142
       California         2.877     0.012     0.113
Total  U.S.               2.507     0.016     0.128