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To: BNSF Carbon Black Customers

BNSF 90017: Carbon Black Price Adjustments Effective July 1, 2013

In addressing our customers’ needs for reliable and efficient service, BNSF continues to invest in our infrastructure and manage escalating costs. We review and adjust our transportation rates based on market conditions to support the ongoing investment in and maintenance of our extensive network.

In accordance with BNSF’s Industrial Products Price Calendar, carbon black rates in BNSF 90017 will be adjusted effective July 1. For planning purposes, rate increases will average 3-4 percent. Certain individual rate increases may exceed or fall below announced levels based on market conditions. The fuel surcharge program will apply as stated in BNSF Rules Book 6100 series, item 3376, section B.

*Expiring Price Authority: Any carbon black rates using A+B will also expire on July 1 and will need to be renewed on or after that date.

Rates will be posted to the BNSF Price Publications Web page prior to July 1.

If you have questions, please contact your BNSF sales representative at 888-428-2673 or at

Your business is important to us. Thank you again for choosing BNSF Railway as your transportation provider.

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