U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Jan 25/18 - 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 22, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.078     0.015     0.451
       New England        3.136     0.022     0.460
       Central Atlantic   3.276     0.013     0.492
       Lower Atlantic     2.929     0.016     0.422
II     Midwest            2.971    -0.010     0.459
III    Gulf Coast         2.815    -0.010     0.401
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.955    -0.029     0.423
V      West Coast         3.395    -0.006     0.549
         less California  3.083    -0.015     0.333
       California         3.643     0.002     0.720
Total  U.S.               3.025    -0.003     0.456