U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Oct 19/17 - 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 16, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.797     0.004     0.325
       New England        2.747    -0.004     0.270
       Central Atlantic   2.926     0.007     0.347
       Lower Atlantic     2.714     0.002     0.325
II     Midwest            2.757     0.019     0.299
III    Gulf Coast         2.612     0.013     0.255
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.886     0.030     0.340
V      West Coast         3.089     0.001     0.347
        less California   3.003     0.010     0.368
       California         3.159    -0.007     0.331
Total  U.S.               2.787     0.011     0.306