U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - August 22/19 - 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 19, 2019
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.019    -0.015    -0.188
       New England        3.048    -0.025    -0.213
       Central Atlantic   3.199    -0.016    -0.181
       Lower Atlantic     2.892    -0.012    -0.184
II     Midwest            2.900    -0.024    -0.229
III    Gulf Coast         2.751    -0.012    -0.230
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.939    -0.001    -0.410
V      West Coast         3.564    -0.016    -0.142
        less California   3.158    -0.006    -0.265
       California         3.887    -0.022    -0.042
Total  U.S.               2.994    -0.017    -0.213