U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - August 30/18 - 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 27, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.219    0.012    0.596
       New England        3.267    0.006    0.649
       Central Atlantic   3.385    0.005    0.627
       Lower Atlantic     3.094    0.018    0.566
II     Midwest            3.153    0.024    0.587
III    Gulf Coast         3.004    0.023    0.576
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.364    0.015    0.647
V      West Coast         3.719    0.013    0.809
        less California   3.433    0.010    0.627
       California         3.945    0.016    0.950
Total  U.S.               3.226    0.019    0.621