U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - September 27/18 - 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 24, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.254     0.002     0.443
       New England        3.270     0.003     0.508
       Central Atlantic   3.416     0.001     0.491
       Lower Atlantic     3.136     0.001     0.396
II     Midwest            3.218     0.010     0.477
III    Gulf Coast         3.052    -0.004     0.428
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.355    -0.008     0.523
V      West Coast         3.759     0.004     0.656
        less California   3.473     0.000     0.465
       California         3.986     0.007     0.806
Total  U.S.               3.271     0.003     0.483