U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - November 29/18 - 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 26, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.277    -0.018     0.370
       New England        3.344    -0.003     0.463
       Central Atlantic   3.447    -0.019     0.373
       Lower Atlantic     3.145    -0.020     0.351
II     Midwest            3.185    -0.031     0.301
III    Gulf Coast         3.035    -0.010     0.323
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.339    -0.021     0.313
V      West Coast         3.739    -0.028     0.359
        less California   3.455    -0.020     0.342
        California        3.964    -0.036     0.367
Total  U.S.               3.261    -0.021     0.335