U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Dec 14/17 - 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 December 11, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.901    -0.003     0.381
       New England        2.900     0.003     0.353
       Central Atlantic   3.060    -0.002     0.427
       Lower Atlantic     2.788    -0.006     0.359
II     Midwest            2.863    -0.014     0.417
III    Gulf Coast         2.705    -0.008     0.334
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.991    -0.028     0.544
V      West Coast         3.344    -0.029     0.572
        less California   3.072    -0.034     0.382
       California         3.560    -0.025     0.723
Total  U.S.               2.910    -0.012     0.417