U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - November 8/18 - 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 November 5, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.329    -0.017     0.481
       New England        3.362    -0.003     0.550
       Central Atlantic   3.498    -0.025     0.523
       Lower Atlantic     3.205    -0.012     0.441
II     Midwest            3.286    -0.024     0.425
III    Gulf Coast         3.106    -0.011     0.438
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.398    -0.007     0.433
V      West Coast         3.833    -0.015     0.501
         less California  3.538    -0.026     0.463
       California         4.068    -0.006     0.527
Total  U.S.               3.338    -0.017     0.456