U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - May 1/20 - 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 20, 2020
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I       East Coast        2.576     -0.023     -0.598
        New England       2.709     -0.006     -0.508
        Central Atlantic  2.747     -0.035     -0.623
        Lower Atlantic    2.434     -0.016     -0.599
II      Midwest           2.326     -0.027     -0.716
III     Gulf Coast        2.272     -0.017     -0.645
IV      Rocky Mountain    2.471     -0.026     -0.672
V       West Coast        2.974     -0.054     -0.722
         less California  2.640     -0.055     -0.669
        California        3.248     -0.054     -0.755
Total   United States     2.480     -0.027     -0.667