U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Aug 17/17 - 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 14, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.624     0.011     0.310
       New England        2.625     0.007     0.257
       Central Atlantic   2.761     0.010     0.355
       Lower Atlantic     2.527     0.013     0.294
II     Midwest            2.543     0.027     0.297
III    Gulf Coast         2.410     0.000     0.231
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.700     0.027     0.306
V      West Coast         2.848     0.029     0.294
        less California   2.788     0.041     0.347
       California         2.930     0.019     0.253
Total  U.S.               2.598     0.017     0.288