U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - June 7/18 - 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 June 4, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.282    -0.005     0.683
       New England        3.302    -0.005     0.678
       Central Atlantic   3.442    -0.001     0.698
       Lower Atlantic     3.166    -0.008     0.676
II     Midwest            3.224    -0.006     0.719
III    Gulf Coast         3.055     0.001     0.638
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.359     0.006     0.695
V      West Coast         3.784     0.000     0.948
        less California   3.508    -0.006     0.784
       California         4.003     0.006     1.076
Total  U.S.               3.285    -0.003     0.721