U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Oct 5/17 - 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 October 2, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.819     0.008     0.421
       New England        2.767     0.005     0.353
       Central Atlantic   2.934     0.009     0.448
       Lower Atlantic     2.748     0.008     0.421
II     Midwest            2.747     0.006     0.391
III    Gulf Coast         2.615    -0.009     0.365
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.860     0.028     0.393
V      West Coast         3.109     0.006     0.451
         less California  3.018     0.010     0.494
       California         3.182     0.002     0.416
Total  U.S.               2.792     0.004     0.403