U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - August 9/18 - 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 August 6, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.222   -0.001    0.609
       New England        3.271   -0.003    0.653
       Central Atlantic   3.393    0.003    0.642
       Lower Atlantic     3.093   -0.003    0.579
II     Midwest            3.151   -0.005    0.608
III    Gulf Coast         2.995   -0.002    0.585
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.361    0.000    0.688
V      West Coast         3.717   -0.003    0.869
         less California  3.432   -0.005    0.685
       California         3.943   -0.002    1.013
Total  U.S.               3.223   -0.003    0.642