U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - August 8/19 - 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 August 5, 2019
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.055    -0.004    -0.167
       New England        3.107     0.001    -0.164
       Central Atlantic   3.233    -0.013    -0.160
       Lower Atlantic     2.923    -0.001    -0.170
II     Midwest            2.942     0.002    -0.209
III    Gulf Coast         2.787    -0.006    -0.208
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.965    -0.002    -0.396
V      West Coast         3.605    -0.001    -0.112
        less California   3.182    -0.004    -0.250
       California         3.940     0.000    -0.003

Total U.S. 3.032 -0.002 -0.191