U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - May 14/20 - 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 May 11, 2020
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location            Price   Week ago  Year ago
I       East Coast         2.498     -0.012     -0.678
        New England        2.630     -0.022     -0.608
        Central Atlantic   2.680     -0.008     -0.685
        Lower Atlantic     2.348     -0.012     -0.687
II      Midwest            2.240     -0.008     -0.806
III     Gulf Coast         2.178      0.009     -0.727
IV      Rocky Mountain     2.346     -0.024     -0.835
V       West Coast         2.900      0.001     -0.890
          less California  2.557      0.012     -0.798
        California         3.182     -0.009     -0.954
Total   United States      2.394     -0.005     -0.766