U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Aug 11/17 - 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 August 7, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.613     0.047     0.292
       New England        2.618     0.028     0.240
       Central Atlantic   2.751     0.045     0.339
       Lower Atlantic     2.514     0.052     0.273
II     Midwest            2.543     0.057     0.268
III    Gulf Coast         2.410     0.051     0.226
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.673     0.058     0.277
V      West Coast         2.848     0.032     0.253
        less California   2.747     0.043     0.293
       California         2.930     0.023     0.223
Total  U.S.               2.581     0.050     0.265