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).
Rebecca Hayward - 29 June 2015
In June 2015, U.S. bulk DEF prices weakened to their lowest recorded level in 2015. On average, prices recorded a $0.04/G reduction in June compared to prices at the beginning of the year in January. The pace of decline in June was diverse according to supply mode. On the one hand, U.S. tote refill prices fell by 0.02/G in June because...
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...
Rebecca Hayward - 5 May 2015
The April issue of DEF Tracker reported a downward correction in Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) prices after five consecutive months of price increases. The change in April shows early signs of an easing of the supply situation after Bulk DEF prices began to rise at the end of 2014, as the effects of supply interruptions at urea producers...
Rebecca Hayward - 13 March 2015
The February edition of the DEF Tracker reported that bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) prices in the U.S. maintained their upward momentum and increased for the third consecutive month in February, as the repercussions of supply interruptions reported in January rippled through the market. Supply constraints were met with stable demand, which...