U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Sep 14/17 - 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 12, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.829     0.200     0.430
       New England        2.761     0.141     0.351
       Central Atlantic   2.922     0.162     0.427
       Lower Atlantic     2.776     0.239     0.453
II     Midwest            2.753     0.188     0.377
III    Gulf Coast         2.647     0.199     0.391
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.827     0.107     0.338
V      West Coast         3.102     0.165     0.436
        less California   3.007     0.181     0.454
       California         3.179     0.150     0.423
Total  U.S.               2.802     0.044     0.403