Chart Showing How Much It Costs to Transport Oil in the U.S.

When you fill up at the pump, part of that cost you’re paying is for the transportation of the fuel to get there. published a chart via Credit Suisse in just how much the consumer pays in transportation costs.

A Credit Suisse research team led by Jan Stuart shared a map showing the transport differentials for oil across the US in a recent note to clients.

The gray routes represent rail transport and the light-blue routes represent pipeline transport across the states. Meanwhile, the yellow, red, and dark teal represent transport by ship — with the color indicating the destination.

It’s significantly more expensive to transport the commodity by rail than by pipeline.



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