U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - May 31/18 - 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 28, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.287     0.016     0.679
       New England        3.307     0.025     0.685
       Central Atlantic   3.443     0.023     0.692
       Lower Atlantic     3.174     0.011     0.669
II     Midwest            3.230     0.012     0.718
III    Gulf Coast         3.054    -0.001     0.631
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.353     0.005     0.692
V      West Coast         3.784     0.019     0.941
         less California  3.514     0.011     0.779
       California         3.997     0.024     1.066
Total  U.S.               3.288     0.011     0.717