U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - December 20/18 - 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 17, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.165    -0.029     0.268
       New England        3.276    -0.019     0.352
       Central Atlantic   3.342    -0.026     0.282
       Lower Atlantic     3.021    -0.032     0.243
II     Midwest            3.018    -0.048     0.165
III    Gulf Coast         2.900    -0.034     0.203
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.178    -0.061     0.220
V      West Coast         3.604    -0.048     0.277
        less California   3.313    -0.044     0.269
        California        3.835    -0.052     0.283
Total  U.S.               3.121    -0.040     0.220