U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Aug 3/17 - 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 31, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.566     0.020     0.212
       New England        2.590     0.016     0.194
       Central Atlantic   2.706     0.021     0.265
       Lower Atlantic     2.462     0.021     0.183
II     Midwest            2.486     0.034     0.182
III    Gulf Coast         2.359     0.017     0.135
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.615     0.017     0.196
V      West Coast         2.816     0.028     0.186
        less California   2.704     0.026     0.212
       California         2.907     0.030     0.166
Total  U.S.               2.531     0.024     0.183