U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Sep 21/17 - 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 19, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.814    -0.015     0.423
       New England        2.765     0.004     0.360
       Central Atlantic   2.919    -0.003     0.434
       Lower Atlantic     2.749    -0.027     0.433
II     Midwest            2.743    -0.010     0.377
III    Gulf Coast         2.615    -0.032     0.373
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.813    -0.014     0.331
V      West Coast         3.103     0.001     0.451
        less California   3.009     0.002     0.485
       California         3.179     0.000     0.425
Total  U.S.               2.786    -0.016     0.397