U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Mar 1/18 - 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 26, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.057    -0.025     0.422
       New England        3.127    -0.002     0.469
       Central Atlantic   3.255    -0.019     0.483
       Lower Atlantic     2.906    -0.033     0.373
II     Midwest            2.947    -0.023     0.448
III    Gulf Coast         2.797    -0.021     0.364
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.936    -0.017     0.354
V      West Coast         3.397    -0.002     0.520
        less California   3.064    -0.008     0.292
       California         3.660     0.002     0.698
Total  U.S.               3.007    -0.020     0.430