U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - July 19/18 - 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 16, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.236    -0.002     0.704
       New England        3.283     0.004     0.710
       Central Atlantic   3.405     0.000     0.727
       Lower Atlantic     3.108    -0.004     0.688
II     Midwest            3.171    -0.005     0.733
III    Gulf Coast         3.004     0.000     0.680
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.370     0.000     0.783
V      West Coast         3.741    -0.008     0.970
        less California   3.456    -0.015     0.800
       California         3.968    -0.002     1.103
Total  U.S.               3.239    -0.004     0.748