U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - August 15/19 - 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 12, 2019
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.034    -0.021    -0.185
       New England        3.073    -0.034    -0.192
       Central Atlantic   3.215    -0.018    -0.172
       Lower Atlantic     2.904    -0.019    -0.187
II     Midwest            2.924    -0.018    -0.215
III    Gulf Coast         2.763    -0.024    -0.227
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.940    -0.025    -0.418
V      West Coast         3.580    -0.025    -0.134
        less California   3.164    -0.018    -0.261
       California         3.909    -0.031    -0.033
Total  U.S.               3.011    -0.021    -0.206