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To: BNSF Industrial Products and Coal Customers

Mileage-Based Fuel Surcharge Update Effective April 25, 2007

BNSF plans to extend its mileage-based fuel surcharge program effective April 25, 2007 to those shipments covered by the Surface Transportation Board (STB) fuel surcharge ruling of January 26, 2007.

BNSF’s “All Other Carload” mileage-based fuel surcharge table will apply to public regulated, non-contract, non-boxcar shipments for which rates have not been prescribed by the STB. The table is available on the Web at

Mileage calculations between stations on BNSF will be based on shortest-route BNSF mileage. Customers can compute mileage between BNSF-served points using the mileage inquiry on the Web at BNSF also will be prepared to apply a mileage-based fuel surcharge to interline moves using PC*Miler Rail from ALK Technologies.

As announced January 29, 2007, BNSF will work with our interline partners on joint rates to extend mileage surcharges to those movements. BNSF will continue to assess our current fuel surcharge methodologies for customers not covered by the STB’s ruling.

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