U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - May 17/18 - 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 14, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.236     0.058     0.641
       New England        3.251     0.036     0.625
       Central Atlantic   3.380     0.044     0.643
       Lower Atlantic     3.132     0.071     0.644
II     Midwest            3.175     0.083     0.696
III    Gulf Coast         3.012     0.057     0.630
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.316     0.067     0.690
V      West Coast         3.731     0.069     0.907
        less California   3.482     0.073     0.754
       California         3.929     0.066     1.027
Total  U.S.               3.239     0.068     0.695