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Diesel Exhaust Fluid Prices Increase for Second Straight Month

February 27, 2014

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Average prices for diesel exhaust fluid in both the U.S. and Canada increased for the second consecutive month, after declining steadily over the last six months, according to new figures from the group Integer Research.

The national DEF truckstop average price slightly increased by one cent to $2.80 per gallon in the U.S. In Canada, prices have remained unchanged at CA$0.80 per liter on average since October 2011.

In the U.S., bulk DEF average prices increased in February compared with the previous month, with the national average gaining three cents to $1.57 per gallon for full truckload deliveries and by five cents to $1.89 per gallon for less-than-truckload deliveries.

Detroit posted the lowest average prices for all delivery modes, while the highest average prices were found in Denver, Phoenix and Salt Lake City.

Canadian bulk DEF prices increased in February for the third consecutive month, with the average price for FTL, LTL deliveries and tote refills reaching CA$0.48 per liter, CA$0.58 per litter and CA$0.61 per liter, respectively.

Diesel exhaust fluid is used in diesel engines featuring selective catalytic reduction technology, used by most manufacturers beginning with the 2010 model year, to meet U.S. emissions requirements.


  1. 1. Anthony [ February 28, 2014 @ 05:46AM ]

    Of course it would now that Navistar has announced it will be using SCR also. Lookout now, they'll be no stopping it!

  2. 2. Robert [ March 01, 2014 @ 09:45AM ]

    If you fill up at the pump you've likely been overpaying anyway. I have a 5 gal tank on my truck and filled up 6+ gallons at two different truck stops and two different states. Both times the Division of Weights & Measures sticker is on the pump. Only buy the 2.5 gal jugs until the DWM has time to monitor dispensing of the product.


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