U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - September 20/18 - 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 17, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.252     0.006     0.438
       New England        3.267     0.012     0.502
       Central Atlantic   3.415     0.008     0.496
       Lower Atlantic     3.135     0.004     0.386
II     Midwest            3.208     0.014     0.465
III    Gulf Coast         3.056     0.017     0.417
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.363    -0.004     0.550
V      West Coast         3.755     0.009     0.652
         less California  3.473     0.008     0.464
       California         3.979     0.010     0.800
Total  U.S.               3.268     0.010     0.477