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To: BNSF Minerals Customers

BNSF 90047: Sodium Carbonate (Soda Ash) Price Adjustments Effective December 1, 2008

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

In accordance with BNSF’s Industrial Products Price Calendar, sodium carbonate products in BNSF 90047 will take price adjustments effective December 1, 2008.

For planning purposes, rate increases will average five percent (5%) to ten percent (10%). Certain individual rate increases may exceed or be below announced levels based on market conditions. Please note, joint line price increases may vary based on foreign line requirements.

Rates will be posted to the BNSF Price Publications Web page prior to December 1, 2008, and can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

If you have questions regarding these price adjustments, please contact your Sales Representative at 888-428-2673 or email

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

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