U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - December 14/18 - 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 December 10, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.194    -0.035     0.293
       New England        3.295    -0.015     0.395
       Central Atlantic   3.368    -0.026     0.308
       Lower Atlantic     3.053    -0.045     0.265
II     Midwest            3.066    -0.051     0.203
III    Gulf Coast         2.934    -0.055     0.229
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.239    -0.052     0.248
V      West Coast         3.652    -0.042     0.308
        less California   3.357    -0.049     0.285
        California        3.887    -0.035     0.327
Total  U.S.               3.161    -0.046     0.251