U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - May 25/18 - 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 21, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.271     0.035     0.683
       New England        3.282     0.031     0.656
       Central Atlantic   3.420     0.040     0.687
       Lower Atlantic     3.163     0.031     0.684
II     Midwest            3.218     0.043     0.750
III    Gulf Coast         3.055     0.043     0.671
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.348     0.032     0.719
V      West Coast         3.765     0.034     0.937
         less California  3.503     0.021     0.778
       California         3.973     0.044     1.061
Total  U.S.               3.277     0.038     0.738