U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - August 2/18 - 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 30, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.223    0.006    0.657
       New England        3.274    0.005    0.684
       Central Atlantic   3.390    0.001    0.684
       Lower Atlantic     3.096    0.009    0.634
II     Midwest            3.156    0.014    0.670
III    Gulf Coast         2.997    0.004    0.638
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.361   -0.008    0.746
V      West Coast         3.720    0.002    0.904
        less California   3.437    0.001    0.733
       California         3.945    0.002    1.038
Total  U.S.               3.226    0.006    0.695