U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - July 12/18 - 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 9, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.238     0.012     0.715
       New England        3.279    -0.003     0.701
       Central Atlantic   3.405     0.015     0.733
       Lower Atlantic     3.112     0.010     0.705
II     Midwest            3.176     0.005     0.755
III    Gulf Coast         3.004     0.002     0.693
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.370     0.012     0.786
V      West Coast         3.749     0.003     0.978
        less California   3.471    -0.004     0.818
       California         3.970     0.010     1.103
Total  U.S.               3.243     0.007     0.762