U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Sep 28/17 - 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 26, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.811    -0.003     0.418
       New England        2.762    -0.003     0.364
       Central Atlantic   2.925     0.006     0.436
       Lower Atlantic     2.749    -0.009     0.422
II     Midwest            2.741    -0.002     0.382
III    Gulf Coast         2.624     0.009     0.394
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.832     0.019     0.367
V      West Coast         3.103     0.000     0.463
        less California   3.008    -0.001     0.493
       California         3.180     0.001     0.441
Total  U.S.               2.788     0.002     0.406