U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - July 5/18 - 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 July 2, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.226     0.011     0.704
       New England        3.282     0.001     0.704
       Central Atlantic   3.390     0.010     0.719
       Lower Atlantic     3.102     0.016     0.695
II     Midwest            3.171     0.028     0.768
III    Gulf Coast         3.002     0.024     0.695
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.358     0.037     0.773
V      West Coast         3.746     0.011     0.987
        less California   3.475     0.022     0.847
       California         3.960     0.001     1.094
Total  U.S.               3.236     0.020     0.764