U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I calculate diesel fuel surcharges?
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) does not calculate, assess, or regulate diesel fuel surcharges.
- EIA cannot tell you how to calculate a fuel surcharge. Fuel surcharges are negotiated privately by shippers and transportation companies.
- Each company may have its own method for calculating surcharges. Many major transportation carriers have information on their website concerning their surcharge methodology. EIA cannot and does not endorse a particular method. You can perform an Internet search on fuel surcharges for more information.
- EIA collects and disseminates weekly retail diesel fuel price data. Many shippers, transportation companies, and truckers use that weekly retail price information in their fuel pricing formulas.
EIA's Weekly Retail On-Highway Diesel Prices (Monday's prices as of 8:00 a.m. EST)
Last updated: July 6, 2015
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