U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Mar 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 March 12, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.024    -0.022     0.407
       New England        3.107    -0.019     0.479
       Central Atlantic   3.221    -0.019     0.460
       Lower Atlantic     2.871    -0.023     0.359
II     Midwest            2.899    -0.021     0.408
III    Gulf Coast         2.782    -0.011     0.363
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.290    -0.620    -0.327
V      West Coast         3.386    -0.006     0.540
        less California   3.052    -0.012     0.316
       California         3.652     0.000     0.716
Total  U.S.               2.976    -0.016     0.412