U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Aug 31/17 - 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 28, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.623     0.006     0.213
       New England        2.618     0.002     0.195
       Central Atlantic   2.758     0.002     0.262
       Lower Atlantic     2.528     0.009     0.187
II     Midwest            2.566    -0.001     0.175
III    Gulf Coast         2.428     0.020     0.159
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.717     0.003     0.241
V      West Coast         2.910     0.027     0.252
        less California   2.806     0.020     0.251
       California         2.995     0.034     0.254
Total  U.S.               2.605     0.009     0.196