U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Nov 22/17 - 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 20, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.896     0.012     0.454
       New England        2.862     0.012     0.391
       Central Atlantic   3.055     0.037     0.506
       Lower Atlantic     2.789    -0.006     0.434
II     Midwest            2.873    -0.011     0.517
III    Gulf Coast         2.689    -0.008     0.393
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.003     0.011     0.548
V      West Coast         3.378    -0.012     0.648
        less California   3.107    -0.013     0.470
       California         3.599    -0.011     0.795
Total  U.S.               2.912    -0.003     0.491