Fuel Surcharge


If you have a UPS account number, the fuel surcharge will be included on your bill. If you are an occasional UPS customer, a fuel surcharge will be included in your charges.

90-Day Fuel Surcharge History

Effective Start Date


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Fuel Surcharge

UPS uses an index-based surcharge that is adjusted weekly. Changes to the surcharge will be effective on Monday of each week. The surcharge will be based on the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) price for kerosene-type jet fuel as reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) for the week that is two weeks prior to the adjustment, rounded to the nearest cent. For example, the surcharge for the week of February 6, 2017 is based on the U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel Price for the week of January 23, 2017.

The Fuel Surcharge will be set in relation to the following table:

U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel Price (USD/Gallon)

At Least

But Less Than


Regardless of the EIA-reported average fuel prices or the table above, the actual fuel surcharge posted on the UPS website will apply for the periods specified.

For the reported jet fuel pricing information, please see the EIA Gulf Coast (USGC) Jet Fuel Prices. If the reported fuel pricing information is delayed, UPS may use reported fuel pricing information from an earlier week.

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Services Affected

The surcharge will continue to apply to all regions of the world served by UPS. The surcharge applies to international transportation charges on UPS Worldwide Express Freight, UPS Worldwide Express Plus, UPS Worldwide Express, UPS Worldwide Express Saver, and UPS Worldwide Expedited services, and to the following accessorial charges (where applicable): 

  • UPS Next Day Air Early®/UPS Worldwide Express Plus Charges
  • Extended and Remote Area Pickup and Delivery
  • Residential Delivery
  • Saturday Delivery and Collection
  • Additional Handling, Large Package, and Over Maximum Limits
  • Oversize Pallet Handling
  • Demand Surcharges
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Air Freight Fuel Surcharge Information

An Air Freight Fuel Surcharge applies to the following air freight services for all countries in which these services are available:

  • UPS ExpressSM Freight
  • UPS Air Freight DirectSM
  • UPS Air Freight ConsolidatedSM

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