U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - November 21/18 - 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 19, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.295    -0.019     0.399
       New England        3.347    -0.009     0.485
       Central Atlantic   3.466    -0.017     0.411
       Lower Atlantic     3.165    -0.022     0.376
II     Midwest            3.216    -0.046     0.343
III    Gulf Coast         3.045    -0.040     0.356
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.360    -0.018     0.357
V      West Coast         3.767    -0.040     0.389
        less California   3.475    -0.039     0.368
       California         4.000    -0.040     0.401
Total  U.S.               3.282    -0.035     0.370