The price data, which include federal excise taxes, transportation, and handling expenses, represent the average monthly price for gallons purchased by freight railroads during each month
|Index of Railroad Fuel Prices||Jun-04||Jun-05|
|Index of Railroad Fuel Prices||224.3||328.0|
|Percent change from same month previous year||31.25||46.23|
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 July 2005.