When you fill up at the pump, part of that cost you’re paying is for the transportation of the fuel to get there.
BusinessInsider.com 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.