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To: BNSF Coal Customers
03/28/2017

BNSF Coal Fuel Surcharges for May 2017

BNSF's coal fuel surcharge is based on the U.S. average retail on-highway diesel fuel (HDF) price from two months prior. In March 2017, the reported monthly average is $2.554 per gallon, which is 1 cent per gallon less than the previous month.

Accordingly, the BNSF coal fuel surcharge assessed in May will be:

  • 16.5 percent, as provided in Item 3380 ($1.24 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
  • 1.0 percent, as provided in Item 3382 ($2.50 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
The mileage-based fuel surcharge on unit coal for May will be:
  • $0.22/mile, as provided in Item 3381 ($1.25 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
  • $0.01/mile, as provided in Item 3383 ($2.50 strike price) of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
The all other freight mileage-based fuel surcharge for May will be:
  • $0.33/mile, as provided in Item 3375, Section B ($1.25 strike price), of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
  • $0.02/mile, as provided in Item 3376, Section B ($2.50 strike price), of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.
As communicated previously for April, the percent-of-revenue-based coal fuel surcharge will be 17.0 percent and 1.0 percent; the mileage-based unit coal fuel surcharge will be $0.22/mile and $0.02/mile; and the all other freight mileage-based coal fuel surcharge will be $0.33/mile and $0.02/mile, based on Items 3375-3383 of BNSF Rules Book 6100-B.

For information about the monthly surcharge and how it is calculated, see our HDF Fuel Surcharge Web page.

If you have any questions about fuel surcharges for April or May, please contact your marketing representative or click here.

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