U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Aug 24/17 - 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 21, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.617    -0.007     0.250
       New England        2.616    -0.009     0.225
       Central Atlantic   2.756    -0.005     0.299
       Lower Atlantic     2.519    -0.008     0.225
II     Midwest            2.567    -0.003     0.225
III    Gulf Coast         2.410    -0.002     0.159
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.714     0.014     0.279
V      West Coast         2.883     0.006     0.260
        less California   2.786    -0.002     0.288
       California         2.930     0.012     0.238
Total  U.S.               2.596    -0.002     0.226