U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - July 26/18 - 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 23, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.217    -0.019    0.671
       New England        3.269    -0.014    0.695
       Central Atlantic   3.389    -0.016    0.704
       Lower Atlantic     3.087    -0.021    0.646
II     Midwest            3.142    -0.029    0.690
III    Gulf Coast         2.993    -0.011    0.651
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.369    -0.001    0.771
V      West Coast         3.718    -0.023    0.930
         less California  3.436    -0.020    0.758
       California         3.943    -0.025    1.066
Total  U.S.               3.220    -0.019    0.713