U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Jan 18/18 - 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 15, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.063     0.038     0.427
       New England        3.114     0.037     0.439
       Central Atlantic   3.263     0.054     0.459
       Lower Atlantic     2.913     0.026     0.402
II     Midwest            2.981     0.034     0.440
III    Gulf Coast         2.825     0.040     0.396
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.984     0.010     0.446
V      West Coast         3.401     0.007     0.546
        less California   3.098     0.011     0.343
       California         3.641     0.003     0.704
Total  U.S.               3.028     0.032     0.443