U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - August 29/19 - 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 26, 2019
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.003    -0.016    -0.216
       New England        3.031    -0.017    -0.236
       Central Atlantic   3.186    -0.013    -0.199
       Lower Atlantic     2.874    -0.018    -0.220
II     Midwest            2.890    -0.010    -0.263
III    Gulf Coast         2.744    -0.007    -0.260
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.936    -0.003    -0.428
V      West Coast         3.556    -0.008    -0.163
        less California   3.139    -0.019    -0.294
       California         3.887     0.000    -0.058

Total U.S. 2.983 -0.011 -0.243