U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Mar 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 March 19, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.009    -0.015     0.409
       New England        3.101    -0.006     0.479
       Central Atlantic   3.200    -0.021     0.462
       Lower Atlantic     2.858    -0.013     0.360
II     Midwest            2.898    -0.001     0.434
III    Gulf Coast         2.786     0.004     0.406
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.925     0.635     0.335
V      West Coast         3.384    -0.002     0.558
        less California   3.060     0.008     0.358
       California         3.641    -0.011     0.713
Total  U.S.               2.972    -0.004     0.433