U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Oct 12/17 - 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 9, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.793    -0.026     0.352
       New England        2.751    -0.016     0.298
       Central Atlantic   2.919    -0.015     0.379
       Lower Atlantic     2.712    -0.036     0.349
II     Midwest            2.738    -0.009     0.321
III    Gulf Coast         2.599    -0.016     0.282
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.856    -0.004     0.348
V      West Coast         3.088    -0.021     0.376
         less California  2.993    -0.025     0.402
       California         3.166    -0.016     0.357
Total  U.S.               2.776    -0.016     0.331