U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Sep 7/17 - 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 September 5, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.629     0.006     0.221
       New England        2.620     0.002     0.200
       Central Atlantic   2.760     0.002     0.261
       Lower Atlantic     2.537     0.009     0.202
II     Midwest            2.565    -0.001     0.178
III    Gulf Coast         2.428     0.020     0.184
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.720     0.003     0.227
V      West Coast         2.937     0.027     0.273
         less California  2.826     0.020     0.263
       California         3.029     0.034     0.283
Total  U.S.               2.758     0.153     0.351