Inland Fuel Notification

September 2, 2014

Dear Totem Ocean Customers: 

As today, the West Coast diesel fuel price as published by the U.S. Dept. of Energy was $4.030 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)

Region08/18/1408/25/1409/01/14Change from a week agoChange from a year ago


East Coast (PADD1)3.8753.8553.842-0.013-0.151
  New England (PADD1A)3.9713.9553.944-0.011-0.143
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B)3.9603.9353.925-0.010-0.130
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C)3.7883.7713.756-0.015-0.174
Midwest (PADD2)3.7803.7633.752


Gulf Coast (PADD3)3.7393.7323.720-0.012-0.177
Rocky Mountain (PADD4)3.8713.8753.868-0.007-0.069
West Coast (PADD5)4.0154.0104.0300.020-0.098
  West Coast less California3.9303.9213.9730.052-0.059


Therefore, effective September 14, 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, October 7, 2014