DEF Tracker: Year ends with record-high Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) prices for bulk supply modes in 2014

Rebecca Hayward - 19 December 2014

The latest issue of DEF Tracker reported that the final month of the year will come to a close recording some the highest bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) prices in 2014. December has seen a sharp month-on-month increase in DEF prices for all supply modes, particularly in the U.S., where prices strengthened across all bulk supply modes.

DEF prices observed in December have been ahead of year-long trends, with U.S. bulk prices sitting above the national average for 2014 by $0.07/G, $0.04/G and $0.04/G  for FTL, LTL and tote (refill) deliveries, respectively. Meanwhile in Canada, DEF prices have shown greater stability with prices increasing by a slightly smaller CA$0.01/L and CA$0.02/L month-on-month for FTL and Tote deliveries, respectively and with prices more akin to year-long trends in 2014.

Average 2.5 gallon jug prices increased considerably in December with U.S. jug prices gaining $0.011/G month-on-month and Canadian jug prices strengthening by an even greater CA$0.17/L over the same period.

The national average for DEF pump prices in the U.S. ended the year firmly at US$2.79/G staying unchanged for the ninth consecutive months. Similarly in Canada, average pump prices stayed firm at CA$0.80/L for the seventh consecutive month.

DEF Tracker covers 21 regional hubs in the U.S. (Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Memphis, TN; Nashville, TN; New York, NY; Oklahoma City, OK; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; St. Louis, MO and Tampa, FL) and three hubs in Canada (Calgary, AB; Montréal, QC; and Toronto, ON).

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