U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - August 16/18 - 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 13, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.219   -0.003    0.595
       New England        3.265   -0.006    0.640
       Central Atlantic   3.387   -0.006    0.626
       Lower Atlantic     3.091   -0.002    0.564
II     Midwest            3.139   -0.012    0.569
III    Gulf Coast         2.990   -0.005    0.580
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.358   -0.003    0.658
V      West Coast         3.714   -0.003    0.837
        less California   3.425   -0.007    0.637
       California         3.942   -0.001    0.993
Total  U.S.               3.217   -0.006    0.619