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To: BNSF Sand Customers

BNSF 80002, BNSF 90076 & BNSF 90111: Proppants Price Adjustments Effective October 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, rates for proppants in BNSF 80002, BNSF 90076 and BNSF 90111 will be adjusted effective October 1. Adjustments will be determined on a lane specific basis designed to align our pricing more closely with the shale-based markets that we serve. BNSF has and will continue to invest heavily to support traffic driven by the shale energy boom in the United States.

BNSF will have a record 2013 capital commitment of $4.3 billion. The largest component of the capital plan is spending $2.3 billion on BNSF's core network and related assets. BNSF also plans to spend approximately $1 billion on locomotive, freight car and other equipment acquisitions. In addition, the program includes approximately $200 million for positive train control and $800 million for terminal, line and intermodal expansion and efficiency projects. Since the year 2000, BNSF has invested more than $42 billion to improve and expand its freight rail network.

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

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

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