U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Feb 15/18 - 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 12, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.111    -0.022     0.485
       New England        3.154    -0.034     0.486
       Central Atlantic   3.306    -0.018     0.541
       Lower Atlantic     2.966    -0.022     0.447
II     Midwest            3.020    -0.024     0.533
III    Gulf Coast         2.851    -0.023     0.427
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.972    -0.009     0.450
V      West Coast         3.432    -0.028     0.563
        less California   3.107    -0.037     0.346
       California         3.689    -0.022     0.732
Total  U.S.               3.063    -0.023     0.498