Air Products

Power Surcharges

Learn more about the power and carbon dioxide surcharges here

Why?

As a region we're currently experiencing an energy crisis with unprecedented high global gas and energy prices.

What is the power surcharge?

You'll be seeing a temporary power surcharge on your invoices which will be removed once energy prices return to base levels.

What will I pay?

The surcharge will track power prices each month. It will change on a monthly basis depending on the gap between that months average energy price and the base energy price. We convert this value per KG or per cylinder/pack, dependant upon the products you take. This surcharge applies to all customers and it will be listed as a separate line item on your invoice titled Power Surcharge.

We will publish this here every month, so please feel free to bookmark this link and check for an update.

Invoice Month

Average Price per MWh

Cylinders Power Charge*


Liquid Bulk Power Charge


CryoEase® Power Charge

€/cylinder €/000KG Liquid Oxygen/Nitrogen €/000KG Liquid Argon €/000Ltr Liquid Oxygen €/000Ltr Liquid Nitrogen €/000Ltr Liquid Argon
  May'23 £104.07 € 0,79 € 26,41 € 52,82 € 30,00 € 21,00 € 73,00
  June'23 £85.36 € 0,44 € 9,90 € 19,81 € 12,00 € 8,00 € 27,00
  July'23 £79.00 € 0,24 € 1,65 € 3,30 € 1,89 € 1,30 € 4,60
  August'23 £74.00 € 0,25 € 1,65 € 3,30 € 1,89 € 1,30 € 4,60
  September'23 £78.00 € 0,24 € 1,65 € 3,30 € 1,89 € 1,30 € 4,60
  October'23 £83.81 € 0,41 € 9,90 € 19,81 € 11,27 € 7,98 € 27,51
  November'23 £82.56 € 0,43 € 9,90 € 19,81 € 11,27 € 7,98 € 27,51
  December'23 £89.79 € 0,45 € 9,90 € 19,81 € 11,27 € 7,98 € 27,51
  January'24 £81.43 € 0,44 € 9,90 € 19,81 € 11,27 € 7,98 € 27,51
  Feb'24 £69.70 € 0,205 € - € - € - € - € -
  March'24 £60.74 € 0,18 € - € - € - € - € -
  April'24 £60.74 € 0,18 € - € - € - € - € -
  May'24 £53.30 € 0,12 € - € - € - € - € -
*not applicable to pure helium products

 

What is the Carbon Dioxide Surcharge?

If you purchase pure carbon dioxide (CO2) from us, you'll be receiving a surcharge due to the unprecedented gas prices in the market.

What will I pay?

You'll find the surcharge information in the table below.
This will appear as a separate line item on your invoice titled Power Surcharge.

Natural gas price volatility is easing and so the CO2 supply chain has started to stabilise. As a result we are returning to a monthly static surcharge price set at the start of the month.

Effective Date

Pure Liquid bulk and CryoEase® CO2

Pure CO2 Cylinder

€/KG
1st May 2023 € 0,653 € 0,653
1st June 2023 € 0,272 € 0,272
1st July 2023 € 0,231 € 0,231
1st August 2023 € 0,262 € 0,262
1st September 2023 € 0,243 € 0,243
1st October 2023 € 0,249 € 0,249
1st November 2023 € 0,267 € 0,267
1st December 2023 € 0,290 € 0,290
1st January 2024 € 0,284 € 0,284
1st February 2024 € 0,252 € 0,252
1st March 2024 € 0,231 € 0,231
1st April 2024 € 0,220 € 0,220
1st May 2024 € 0,238 € 0,238

If you're a cylinder customer, you can use the table below to understand your CO2 surcharge for ease. You can also view the previous months surcharges here →


  Product Code

Product

Cylinder Size

Surcharge

14345 Industrial grade cylinder X10S € 1,71
14356 Industrial grade cylinder X30S € 6,17
14360 Industrial grade cylinder X47S € 8,09
14362 Industrial grade cylinder X47S € 8,09
14752 Topgas® cylinder X10S € 1,71
14753 Topgas® cylinder X30S € 5,35
25932 Ultra-Pure grade 5.5 cylinder X47S € 8,42
25939 Premier grade 4.5 cylinder X47S € 8,09
26021 Premier grade 4.5 cylinder X47S € 8,09
42404 Freshline® Pack 12 x 47S € 97,04
58132 Freshline® cylinder X47S € 8,09
58133 Freshline® cylinder X47S € 8,09
181607 Premier grade 4.5 cylinder X10S € 1,78
181855 Industrial grade Pack 12 x 47S € 97,04
181857 Freshline® Pack 12 x 47S € 97,04

If you're an Ammonia/ sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) customer,
you can use the table below to understand your surcharge for ease.


  Product Codes

Effective Date

41920
(2033KG)
26930
(470KG)
6046762 26892 / 26891
(58.3KG)
26889
(25.02KG)
26887
(4.77KG)
1st May 2023 € 2.593,27 € 598,51 € 677,45 € 74,24 € 31,79 € 6,07
1st June 2023 € 3.517,14 € 811,69 € 917,84 € 100,69 € 43,14 € 8,23
1st July 2023 € 3.019,86 € 696,73 € 788,20 € 86,44 € 37,02 € 7,06
1st August 2023 € 2.365,64 € 557,02 € 630,67 € 69,09 € 29,58 € 5,65
1st September 2023 € 2.474,18 € 570,58 € 645,95 € 70,79 € 30,30 € 5,78
1st October 2023 € 2.716,28 € 626,54 € 709,07 € 77,74 € 33,29 € 6,35
1st November 2023 € 2.541,86 € 587,64 € 662,66 € 72,89 € 31,28 € 5,96
1st December 2023 € 2.541,86 € 587,64 € 662,66 € 72,89 € 31,28 € 5,96
1st January 2024 € 2.548,45 € 589,16 € 664,38 € 73,08 € 31,37 € 5,98
1st February 2024 € 2.548,45 € 589,16 € 664,38 € 73,08 € 31,37 € 5,98
1st March 2024 € 2.175,92 € 503,04 € 567,26 € 62,40 € 26,78 € 5,10
1st April 2024 € 2.068,98 € 478,32 € 539,38 € 59,33 € 24,56 € 4,86
1st May 2024 € 2.068,98 € 478,32 € 539,38 € 59,33 € 24,56 € 4,86

 Product Codes

Effective Date

25961
(X10)
26881
(X30)
25962
(X47)
25875
(X600)
1st May 2023 € 19,44 € 86,40 € 136,08 € 1.296,00
1st June 2023 € 19,80 € 88,00 € 138,60 € 1.320,00
1st July 2023 € 16,02 € 71,20 € 112,14 € 1.068,00
1st August 2023 € 19,08 € 84,80 € 133,56 € 1.272,00
1st September 2023 € 16,20 € 72,00 € 113,40 € 1.080,00
1st October 2023 € 21,87 € 91,60 € 153,09 € 1.458,00
1st November 2023 € 5,54 € 24,64 € 38,81 € 369,60
1st December 2023 € 9,99 € 44,40 € 69,93 € 666,00
1st January 2024 € 12,87 € 57,20 € 90,09 € 858,00
1st February 2024 € 10,80 € 48,00 € 75,60 € 720,00
1st March 2024 € 6,48 € 28,80 € 45,36 € 432,00
1st April 2024 € 6,03 € 26,80 € 42,21 € 402,00
1st May 2024 € 6,03 € 26,80 € 42,21 € 402,00

Power Surcharge CO2 Q & A

Our CO2 is sourced from a mix of domestic and European producers.

The sector as a whole, including Air Products, is experiencing significant challenges in the availability of CO₂ and mixes containing CO₂ across all modes of supply.

The situation is dynamic and depends on many factors outside our control, including the situation in the fuel and energy markets. It's currently unknown how long this situation will continue.

Due to the downturn in ammonia production, inevitably there will be less product options in the entire network. We are looking at options to make product available to our customers, with the support of our provider.

Energy price increases mean the cost of CO₂ production is rising significantly. The energy surcharge we have in place will reflect those increases. Going forward, we will now review the surcharge on a weekly basis and temporarily change the CO₂ surcharge mechanism to invoice an average of the monthly cost until further notice. We will update the rate each week so please ensure you check our website frequently.  Once stability returns, we intend to revert to a static price set at the start of each month.

Please contact our customer service team or your account manager for more details.

Our third-party supplier has access to various sources mitigating the risk of one individual source ceasing production. However, the tight European market makes it challenging.

Due to the downturn in production, we anticipate less product in our supply chain network. With the support of our provider, we are looking at options to make product available to our customers, without an allocation if possible.

The severe increase in natural gas and energy prices has impacted the cost of ammonia production, and subsequently, CO₂.

Many of the major ammonia plants in the UK and Europe – which are also the main sources of CO₂ - have reduced or paused production due to spiralling energy costs. This – coupled with required or unplanned plant outages – is affecting the availability of CO₂.

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