U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Feb 22/18 - 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 19, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.082    -0.029     0.454
       New England        3.129    -0.025     0.471
       Central Atlantic   3.274    -0.032     0.504
       Lower Atlantic     2.939    -0.027     0.418
II     Midwest            2.970    -0.050     0.475
III    Gulf Coast         2.818    -0.033     0.385
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.953    -0.019     0.405
V      West Coast         3.399    -0.033     0.523
        less California   3.072    -0.035     0.305
       California         3.658    -0.031     0.692
Total  U.S.               3.027    -0.036     0.455