U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - Apr 26/18 - 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 23, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.142     0.026     0.510
       New England        3.171     0.022     0.521
       Central Atlantic   3.295     0.020     0.510
       Lower Atlantic     3.028     0.030     0.508
II     Midwest            3.047     0.031     0.517
III    Gulf Coast         2.936     0.026     0.478
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.181     0.044     0.519
V      West Coast         3.616     0.033     0.741
        less California   3.366     0.040     0.580
       California         3.815     0.028     0.868
Total  U.S.               3.133     0.029     0.538