DEF Tracker: North American DEF prices in May remain below record-levels observed in Q1 2015

Rebecca Hayward - 2 June 2015

In May 2015, U.S. bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) prices were approximately $0.03/G lower than their all-time high in March 2015. Compared to April price increases were observed for U.S. FTL and tote-refill deliveries, rising by $0.05/G and $0.04/G month-on-month, respectively. Conversely, LTL prices followed a different trend and softened slightly by $0.02/G.

In Canada, DEF prices corrected downwards in April 2015 and stayed level in May. Prices were unchanged month-on-month for LTL and tote refill deliveries and decreased by CA$0.02/L for FTL deliveries. Looking at long-term trends, Canadian bulk DEF prices are relatively high at around CA$0.03/L below their peak in March 2015.

For the first time since November 2012, U.S. truck stop average prices edged downwards by $0.01/G to $2.78/G.  The lowest prices were observed in Wisconsin and Kansas at $0.73/G and $0.74/G, respectively. Canadian truck stop prices stayed stable at CA$0.80/L. The network gained a large number of new DEF pumps in May at almost 40. Several brands added to their networks including Roadys, Pilot, Husky, Ultramar among others.

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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