The price data, which include federal excise taxes, transportation, and handling expenses, represent the average monthly price for fuels purchased by freight railroads during each month.
|Index of Railroad Fuel Prices||Jul-06||Jul-07|
|Index of Railroad Fuel Prices||442.6||447.3|
|Percent change from same month previous year||28.63||1.06|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Monthly Railroad Fuel Price Indexes, available at http://www.aar.org/, as of August 2007.