U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Oct 26/17 - 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 23, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.797     0.010     0.319
       New England        2.752     0.005     0.319
       Central Atlantic   2.924     0.010     0.319
       Lower Atlantic     2.715     0.010     0.319
II     Midwest            2.779     0.010     0.319
III    Gulf Coast         2.614     0.010     0.319
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.917     0.010     0.319
V      West Coast         3.098     0.010     0.319
        less California   3.015     0.010     0.319
       California         3.166     0.010     0.319
Total  U.S.               2.797     0.010     0.319