U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - September 5/19 - 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 September 2, 2019
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.000    -0.003    -0.235
       New England        3.027    -0.004    -0.243
       Central Atlantic   3.178    -0.008    -0.221
       Lower Atlantic     2.874     0.000    -0.240
II     Midwest            2.874    -0.016    -0.317
III    Gulf Coast         2.740    -0.004    -0.295
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.924    -0.012    -0.440
V      West Coast         3.555    -0.001    -0.187
        less California   3.139     0.000    -0.330
       California         3.885    -0.002    -0.074

Total U.S. 2.976 -0.007 -0.276