U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - July 18/19 - 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 July 15, 2019
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.080    -0.001    -0.156
       New England        3.131    -0.003    -0.152
       Central Atlantic   3.272    -0.003    -0.133
       Lower Atlantic     2.941     0.001    -0.167
II     Midwest            2.956    -0.012    -0.215
III    Gulf Coast         2.805     0.001    -0.199
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.975    -0.005    -0.395
V      West Coast         3.624     0.000    -0.117
        less California   3.209     0.001    -0.247
       California         3.952    -0.001    -0.016
Total  U.S.               3.051    -0.004    -0.188