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Index of Railroad Fuel Prices

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The price data, which include federal excise taxes, transportation, and handling expenses, represent the average
monthly price for gallons purchased by freight railroads during each month

Index of Railroad Fuel Prices Jun-04 Jun-05


Index of Railroad Fuel Prices 224.3 328.0
Percent change from same month previous year 31.25 46.23

NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for
seasonality.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Monthly Railroad Fuel Price Indexes, available at
http://www.aar.org/, as of July 2005.
Index
Jan. 15, July 15,
Date 1989=100 1990=100
Jan-03 183.6 184.4
Feb-03 211.7 212.6
Mar-03 221.9 222.8
Apr-03 179.1 179.8
May-03 168.2 168.9
Jun-03 170.2 170.9
Jul-03 174.3 175.0
Aug-03 184.0 184.7
Sep-03 174.2 174.9
Oct-03 179.4 180.1
Nov-03 181.2 181.9
Dec-03 184.6 185.4
Jan-04 197.2 198.0
Feb-04 199.3 200.1
Mar-04 207.1 208.0
Apr-04 215.9 216.8
May-04 229.6 230.5
Jun-04 223.4 224.3
Jul-04 233.5 234.5
Aug-04 255.2 256.2
Sep-04 263.3 264.4
Oct-04 306.2 307.4
Nov-04 295.4 296.7
Dec-04 266.1 267.2
Jan-05 261.2 262.2
Feb-05 277.9 279.0
Mar-05 316.7 318.0
Apr-05 329.5 330.9
May-05 308.3 309.6
Jun-05 326.6 328.0