U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - July 25/19 - 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 22, 2019
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.072    -0.008    -0.145
       New England        3.122    -0.009    -0.147
       Central Atlantic   3.259    -0.013    -0.130
       Lower Atlantic     2.937    -0.004    -0.150
II     Midwest            2.948    -0.008    -0.194
III    Gulf Coast         2.804    -0.001    -0.189
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.978     0.003    -0.391
V      West Coast         3.611    -0.013    -0.107
        less California   3.198    -0.011    -0.238
       California         3.939    -0.013    -0.004
Total  U.S.               3.044    -0.007    -0.176