U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Dec 21/17 - 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 18, 2017
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.897    -0.004     0.338
       New England        2.924     0.024     0.337
       Central Atlantic   3.060     0.000     0.393
       Lower Atlantic     2.778    -0.010     0.308
II     Midwest            2.853    -0.010     0.374
III    Gulf Coast         2.697    -0.008     0.287
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.958    -0.033     0.463
V      West Coast         3.327    -0.017     0.539
        less California   3.044    -0.028     0.339
       California         3.552    -0.008     0.698
Total  U.S.               2.901    -0.009     0.374