DEF Tracker: Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) prices remain on tight supply

Rebecca Hayward - 6 February 2015

Following a surge in DEF prices in December 2014, prices decreased slightly in January 2015 across all supply modes in the U.S. Tight supply in North America has undoubtedly driven the rise in prices, which are likely to remain higher than in 2014 until the market regains confidence.

In the U.S., prices for FTL, LTL and tote (refill) deliveries dropped by $0.01/G, $0.02/G and $0.02/G respectively. However, they all remain above 2013 averages.

In Canada, FTL and tote (refills) prices were unchanged month-on-month in January and LTL prices increased by CA$0.01/L. At this level, January 2015 prices in Canada are CA$0.02/L above the 2014 average.

Average prices for 2.5 gallon jugs showed higher volatility and dropped between December 2014 and January 2015 - posting a $0.09/G decrease to $5.83/G in the U.S. and a CA$0.02/L decrease to CA$1.90/L in Canada.

Truck stop average prices remained stable in the U.S and in Canada at $2.79/G and CA$0.80/L respectively. The network has not changed significantly and only one pump location was added in Maine, U.S., during January.

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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