U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - August 23/18 - 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 20, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.207   -0.012    0.590
       New England        3.261   -0.004    0.645
       Central Atlantic   3.380   -0.007    0.624
       Lower Atlantic     3.076   -0.015    0.557
II     Midwest            3.129   -0.010    0.562
III    Gulf Coast         2.981   -0.009    0.573
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.349   -0.009    0.635
V      West Coast         3.706   -0.008    0.823
         less California  3.423   -0.002    0.637
       California         3.929   -0.013    0.968
Total  U.S.               3.207   -0.010    0.611