U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - August 1/19 - 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 29, 2019
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.059    -0.013    -0.164
       New England        3.106    -0.016    -0.168
       Central Atlantic   3.246    -0.013    -0.144
       Lower Atlantic     2.924    -0.013    -0.172
II     Midwest            2.940    -0.008    -0.216
III    Gulf Coast         2.793    -0.011    -0.204
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.967    -0.011    -0.394
V      West Coast         3.606    -0.005    -0.114
        less California   3.186    -0.012    -0.251
       California         3.940     0.001    -0.005

Total U.S. 3.034 -0.010 -0.192