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    Education - Fuel price protection

    Adjust your protection price: local price vs. national average:

    Fuel prices vary across the U.S. and in order to provide protection to businesses in all locations we use the national average (measured by the U.S. Dept. of Energy) to calculate your payout. Although the national average price may differ from the local price you pay at the pump, it generally follows retail price movements across the U.S. So if prices in your area increase, national average prices should increase as well.

    Use our map tool to (1) choose the area where your fleet operates and (2) see the difference between your local prices and the national average. The following examples show you how to take the national average and calculate the right protection price for your business.

    You decide you want to protect your business if prices go above $2.75/gal locally.
    You determine that the local area price averages 25¢ above the national average price. The protection price in your plan should be 25¢ below the local price you selected.
    You determine that the local area price averages 25¢ below the national average price. The protection price in your plan should be 25¢ above the local price you selected.

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