U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - June 14/18 - 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 11, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.264    -0.018     0.695
       New England        3.292    -0.010     0.678
       Central Atlantic   3.420    -0.022     0.709
       Lower Atlantic     3.148    -0.018     0.689
II     Midwest            3.199    -0.025     0.745
III    Gulf Coast         3.037    -0.018     0.669
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.344    -0.015     0.700
V      West Coast         3.769    -0.015     0.964
        less California   3.489    -0.019     0.808
       California         3.990    -0.013     1.084
Total  U.S.               3.266    -0.019     0.742