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Index of Railroad Fuel Prices

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Date Index of RR Fuel Cost
July 15,1990=100
Jan-03 184.4
Feb-03 212.6
Mar-03 222.8
Apr-03 179.8
May-03 168.9
Jun-03 170.9
Jul-03 175.0
Aug-03 184.7
Sep-03 174.9
Oct-03 180.1
Nov-03 181.9
Dec-03 185.4
Jan-04 198.0
Feb-04 200.1
Mar-04 208.0
Apr-04 216.8
May-04 230.5
Jun-04 224.3
Jul-04 234.5
Aug-04 256.2
Sep-04 264.4
Oct-04 307.4
Nov-04 296.7
Dec-04 267.2
Jan-05 262.2
Feb-05 279.0
Mar-05 318.0
Apr-05 330.9
May-05 309.6
Jun-05 328.0
Jul-05 344.1
Aug-05 371.4
Sep-05 415.6
Oct-05 459.3
Nov-05 375.0
Dec-05 352.5
Jan-06 356.2
Feb-06 358.1
Mar-06 374.4
Apr-06 409.7
May-06 429.9
Jun-06 429.7
Jul-06 442.6
Aug-06 464.3
Sep-06 397.9
Oct-06 364.7
Nov-06 370.5
Dec-06 380.0
Jan-07 342.4
Feb-07 360.0
Mar-07 387.7
Apr-07 416.5
May-07 418.5
Jun-07 429.4
Jul-07 447.3
Aug-07 444.6
Sep-07 463.8
Oct-07 483.8
Nov-07 539.8
Dec-07 524.6
Jan-08 520.9
Feb-08 541.4
Mar-08 627.5

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 Mar-07 Mar-08
Index of Railroad Fuel Prices 387.7 627.5
Percent change from same month previous year 3.55 61.85

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 May 2008.