MONTREAL, Que. — DEF Tracker, an online service that reports on diesel exhaust fluid pricing across North America, has added Montreal, Que. and Tampa, Fla. to its pricing information service.
The service provides end-user pricing for full and less-than-full truckload bulk deliveries, totes and packaged products for eight price hubs, the company announced.
“The latest price data shows that Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is strongly affected by volatile raw material costs. A sharp upward movement in the price of urea between February and May resulted in increasing DEF prices during (first half) 2012,” said Chris Goodfellow, market analyst at Integer Research, which produces DEF Tracker.
The June issue of DEF Tracker indicated: urea prices experienced a sharp drop in June after several months of increases; the average US DEF pump price increased by seven cents to US$2.88/gallon in June, bringing the total cost increase between February and June to 15 cents/gallon; the number of truck stops offering DEF ‘at the pump’ increased rapidly in the US, adding 37 new locations bringing the total to 539. In Canada, there are just five locations offering DEF at the pump.
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