U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - October 26/18 - 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 October 22, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.369   -0.013    0.572
       New England        3.368    0.007    0.616
       Central Atlantic   3.533   -0.011    0.609
       Lower Atlantic     3.254   -0.018    0.539
II     Midwest            3.333   -0.018    0.554
III    Gulf Coast         3.152   -0.020    0.538
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.408    0.008    0.491
V      West Coast         3.871   -0.009    0.773
        less California   3.587   -0.004    0.572
       California         4.096   -0.013    0.930
Total  U.S.               3.380   -0.014    0.583