U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Feb 8/18 - 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 February 5, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.133     0.021     0.515
       New England        3.188     0.028     0.527
       Central Atlantic   3.324     0.018     0.561
       Lower Atlantic     2.988     0.020     0.480
II     Midwest            3.044     0.014     0.552
III    Gulf Coast         2.874     0.006     0.471
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.981     0.014     0.466
V      West Coast         3.460     0.026     0.604
        less California   3.144     0.024     0.396
       California         3.711     0.028     0.767
Total  U.S. 3.086     0.016     0.528