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Index of Railroad Fuel Prices


Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted

Index of Railroad Fuel Prices

Fuel prices affect the prices charged to rail customers, as well as rail company profitability. This data series represents the average monthly price for fuels purchased by freight railroads during a month, which includes federal excise taxes, transportation and handling expenses.

Index of Railroad Fuel Prices Feb-12 Feb-13
Railroad Fuel Prices (Index: July 15, 1990 = 100) 635.9 649.5
Percent change from same month previous year 12.8 2.1

NOTE: 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 as of April 2013.