U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Apr 12/18 - 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 April 9, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.066     0.000     0.446
       New England        3.117     0.005     0.478
       Central Atlantic   3.232    -0.001     0.471
       Lower Atlantic     2.939     0.001     0.423
II     Midwest            2.957    -0.005     0.442
III    Gulf Coast         2.844    -0.007     0.398
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.086     0.042     0.446
V      West Coast         3.500     0.013     0.638
        less California   3.226     0.024     0.454
       California         3.717     0.003     0.782
Total  U.S.               3.043     0.001     0.461