U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - May 3/18 - 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 30, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.162     0.020     0.538
       New England        3.203     0.032     0.550
       Central Atlantic   3.321     0.026     0.548
       Lower Atlantic     3.042     0.014     0.529
II     Midwest            3.083     0.036     0.567
III    Gulf Coast         2.946     0.010     0.511
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.215     0.034     0.549
V      West Coast         3.640     0.024     0.776
        less California   3.394     0.028     0.619
       California         3.834     0.019     0.897
Total  U.S.               3.157     0.024     0.574