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||Aug-04||Aug-05|
|Index of Railroad Fuel Prices||264.4||415.6|
|Percent change from the same month in the previous year||51.17||57.19|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same month 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 October 2005.