U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - September 12/19 - 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 9, 2019
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         2.992    -0.008    -0.254
       New England        3.022    -0.005    -0.233
       Central Atlantic   3.161    -0.017    -0.246
       Lower Atlantic     2.871    -0.003    -0.260
II     Midwest            2.864    -0.010    -0.330
III    Gulf Coast         2.745     0.005    -0.294
IV     Rocky Mountain     2.933     0.009    -0.434
V      West Coast         3.548    -0.007    -0.198
        less California   3.131    -0.008    -0.334
       California         3.878    -0.007    -0.091

Total U.S. 2.971 -0.005 -0.287