U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Mar 9/18 - 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         3.046    -0.011     0.413
       New England        3.126    -0.001     0.480
       Central Atlantic   3.240    -0.015     0.460
       Lower Atlantic     2.894    -0.012     0.369
II     Midwest            2.920    -0.027     0.418
III    Gulf Coast         2.793    -0.004     0.364
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.910    -0.026     0.285
V      West Coast         3.392    -0.005     0.515
         less California  3.064     0.000     0.285
       California         3.652    -0.008     0.696
Total  U.S.               2.992    -0.015     0.413