U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - June 28/18 - 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 25, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.215    -0.025     0.699
       New England        3.281    -0.009     0.704
       Central Atlantic   3.380    -0.017     0.710
       Lower Atlantic     3.086    -0.035     0.690
II     Midwest            3.143    -0.030     0.757
III    Gulf Coast         2.978    -0.038     0.673
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.321    -0.018     0.729
V      West Coast         3.735    -0.018     0.978
        less California   3.453    -0.020     0.827
       California         3.959    -0.017     1.096
Total  U.S.               3.216    -0.028     0.751