U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Jan 4/18 - 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 January 1, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.980     0.076     0.353
       New England        3.010     0.067     0.345
       Central Atlantic   3.151     0.083     0.375
       Lower Atlantic     2.854     0.072     0.340
II     Midwest            2.935     0.081     0.395
III    Gulf Coast         2.774     0.066     0.323
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.981     0.033     0.446
V      West Coast         3.361     0.049     0.514
        less California   3.073     0.047     0.316
       California         3.590     0.051     0.669
Total  U.S.               2.973     0.070     0.387