Christopher Goodfellow - 3 May 2012
National Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) distributor KOST USA has announced a $0.21 per gallon price increase effective May 1, 2012, on all sales modes.
A statement from the company said: "Yet again urea prices have continued to trend in an upward direction at a very quick pace domestically. The NOLA average has risen several hundred points over the last couple of months. The primary driver continues to be the increase in agriculture demand in all regions with better than expected moisture a factor."
Urea makes up 32.5% of DEF, the remainder being de-ionized water, meaning it plays a large role in production costs.
The increase covers rail, bulk truckloads, 330 gallon totes, 55 gallon drums, and 2.5 gallons-2x1, and 1 gallon-6x1 containers.
KOST is one of a number of national distributors to announce price increases effective at the start of May.
Christopher Goodfellow - 26 September 2011
Antifreeze, Coolant and DEFendal Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) distributor KOST USA has opened a distribution center in Pico Rivera, CA, allowing for local sourcing of DEF. Lyle Westerfield, Director of Business Development at Kost USA, said: "KOST USA is dedicated and committed to bringing these products into this new geographical market....
Christopher Goodfellow - 2 June 2011
Kost USA has released a notification to its end-use customers and distributors that the price of its DEFendal Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) product will increase by $0.10 per gallon for shipments made on or after 15 June 2011. This price increase is effective on all packaging sizes including rail, bulk truckloads, 330 gallon totes, 55 gallon...
Christopher Goodfellow - 3 July 2010
KOST USA's forecast for the total Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) market in 2010 is 16 million gallons and the company expects volumes to grow ten-fold over the next two years. Lyle Westerfield, Director of Business Development, told DiscoverDEF.com that the company has opened 16 production plants to meet the demand for its DEFendal...