Rack price

The rack price for refined product is one of the key wholesale price points in the fuel supply chain.

The rack price is the price of gasoline or diesel, loaded onto a truck at the distribution terminal, ready for delivery to end users or retail stations.

The rack price embeds all of the costs and margins of supplying fuel from the terminal, including terminal fees, final blending with ethanol (if done), cost of additive packages, and contract premiums/discounts specific to individual supply contracts (e.g., branded vs unbranded).

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