KOST USA announces $0.21 per gallon DEF price increase

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.

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