U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Nov 16/17 - 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 November 13, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.884     0.036     0.431
       New England        2.850     0.038     0.368
       Central Atlantic   3.018     0.043     0.454
       Lower Atlantic     2.795     0.031     0.432
II     Midwest            2.884     0.023     0.497
III    Gulf Coast         2.697     0.029     0.381
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.992     0.027     0.500
V      West Coast         3.390     0.058     0.633
        less California   3.120     0.045     0.463
       California         3.610     0.069     0.773
Total  U.S.               2.915     0.033     0.472