Inland Fuel Notification

December 1, 2014

Dear Totem Ocean Customers: 

As today, the West Coast diesel fuel price as published by the U.S. Dept. of Energy was $3.692 per gallon (please refer to the chart below, or to  This price level corresponds with an inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge of 31.5% as published in tariff STB TOTE 100-A and TOCT 401-A.

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

Region11/17/1411/24/1412/01/14Change from a week agoChange from a year ago


East Coast (PADD1)3.5423.5203.509-0.011-0.397
  New England (PADD1A)3.6333.6053.587-0.018-0.453
  Central Atlantic (PADD1B)3.6123.5983.590-0.008-0.359
  Lower Atlantic (PADD1C)3.4693.4413.429-0.012-0.419
Midwest (PADD2)3.7863.7433.702


Gulf Coast (PADD3)3.5423.5113.501-0.010-0.279
Rocky Mountain (PADD4)3.7673.7403.727-0.013-0.131
West Coast (PADD5)3.7623.7213.692-0.029-0.306
  West Coast less California3.7203.6823.651-0.031-0.278


Therefore, effective December 14, 2014 the inland/arbitrary fuel surcharge Item 346 shall be decreased to 31.5%

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, January 6, 2015