U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Nov 2/17 - 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 30, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.811     0.014     0.336
       New England        2.770     0.018     0.268
       Central Atlantic   2.938     0.014     0.355
       Lower Atlantic     2.729     0.014     0.341
II     Midwest            2.810     0.031     0.367
III    Gulf Coast         2.639     0.025     0.286
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.943     0.026     0.402
V      West Coast         3.111     0.013     0.345
        less California   3.020     0.005     0.365
       California         3.185     0.019     0.330
Total  U.S.               2.819     0.022     0.340