U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - May 10/18 - 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 May 7, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.178     0.016     0.566
       New England        3.215     0.012     0.573
       Central Atlantic   3.336     0.015     0.583
       Lower Atlantic     3.061     0.019     0.554
II     Midwest            3.092     0.009     0.595
III    Gulf Coast         2.955     0.009     0.545
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.249     0.034     0.598
V      West Coast         3.662     0.022     0.816
        less California   3.409     0.015     0.662
       California         3.863     0.029     0.936
Total  U.S.               3.171     0.014     0.606