U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Jan 11/18 - 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 8, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.025     0.045     0.377
       New England        3.077     0.067     0.400
       Central Atlantic   3.209     0.058     0.396
       Lower Atlantic     2.887     0.033     0.361
II     Midwest            2.947     0.012     0.400
III    Gulf Coast         2.785     0.011     0.337
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.974    -0.007     0.433
V      West Coast         3.394     0.033     0.521
        less California   3.087     0.014     0.313
       California         3.638     0.048     0.685
Total  U.S.               2.996     0.023     0.399