Inland Fuel Notification

August 4, 2014

Dear Totem Ocean Customers: 

As today, the West Coast diesel fuel price as published by the U.S. Dept. of Energy was $4.016 per gallon (please refer to the chart below, or to  This price level corresponds with an inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge of 35.5% as published in tariff STB TOTE 100-A and TOCT 401-A.

U.S. On-Highway Diesel Fuel Prices*  (dollars per gallon)

Region07/21/1407/28/1408/04/14Change from a week agoChange from a year ago


East Coast (PADD1)3.9283.9103.906-0.004-0.013
  New England (PADD1A)4.0524.0444.019-0.025-0.037
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B)4.0143.9933.989-0.0040.006
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C)3.8363.8173.8170.000-0.028
Midwest (PADD2)3.8103.8013.798


Gulf Coast (PADD3)3.7733.7673.754-0.013-0.087
Rocky Mountain (PADD4)3.8893.8883.877-0.011-0.054
West Coast (PADD5)4.0264.0174.016-0.001-0.038
  West Coast less California3.9423.9283.9300.002-0.031


Therefore, effective August 17, 2014 the inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge Item 346 shall be increased to 35.5%

Please note:  the ocean fuel surcharge will remain as published in Totem Ocean’s tariffs under Item 345.     

For historical fuel surcharges click here.

Please call me with any questions: (253) 449-8185.  Thank you.


Rich Menti

Sr. Pricing Analyst



Historical Fuel Charges


Expiration Date: 
Tuesday, September 9, 2014