U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - September 13/18 - 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 September 10, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.246     0.011     0.4170
       New England        3.255    -0.015     0.494
       Central Atlantic   3.407     0.008     0.485
       Lower Atlantic     3.131     0.017     0.355
II     Midwest            3.194     0.003     0.441
III    Gulf Coast         3.039     0.004     0.392
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.367     0.003     0.540
V      West Coast         3.746     0.004     0.644
        less California   3.465    -0.004     0.458
       California         3.969     0.010     0.790
Total  U.S.               3.258     0.006     0.456