U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - April 17/20 - 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 April 13, 2020
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I       East Coast        2.599    -0.035    -0.554
        New England       2.715    -0.030    -0.490
        Central Atlantic  2.782    -0.045    -0.560
        Lower Atlantic    2.450    -0.030    -0.565
II      Midwest           2.353    -0.041    -0.657
III     Gulf Coast        2.289    -0.036    -0.610
IV      Rocky Mountain    2.497    -0.044    -0.585
V       West Coast        3.028    -0.062    -0.623
         less California  2.695    -0.059    -0.557
        California        3.302    -0.066    -0.665

Total United States 2.507 -0.041 -0.611