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 £/Ltr Liquid Oxygen £/Ltr Liquid Nitrogen £/Ltr Liquid Argon
October £179.98   £63 £126 £0.07 £0.05 £0.18
November £181.14 £1.91 £70 £140 £0.08 £0.06 £0.19
December £173.95 £1.53 £63 £126 £0.07 £0.05 £0.18
January £256.27 £2.24 £115.50 £231 £0.13 £0.09 £0.32
February £177.94 £2.43 £59.50 £119 £0.07 £0.05 £0.17
March £163.06 £1.73 £52.50 £105 £0.06 £0.04 £0.15
April £251.17 £2.92 £135.10 £270.20 £0.15 £0.11 £0.38
May £185.15 £2.56 £86.10 £172.20 £0.10 £0.07 £0.24
June £129.94 £1.45 £44.10 £88.20 £0.05 £0.04 £0.12
July £150.31 £1.73 £69.30 £138.60 £0.08 £0.06 £0.19
August £224.69 £2.47 £118.30 £236.60 £0.13 £0.10 £0.33
September £331.72 £3.14* £195.30 £390.60 £0.22 £0.16 £0.54
October £322.61 £4.69* £176.40 £352.80 £0.20 £0.14 £0.49

*not applicable to products containing CO2

 

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.

Effective Date

Pure Liquid bulk and CryoEase® CO2

Pure CO2 Cylinder

£/KG
13th October 2021 £0.495  
1st November 2021
£0.495 £0.495
1st December 2021
£0.399 £0.399
1st January 2022
£0.622 £0.622
1st February 2022
£0.495 £0.495
1st March 2022
£0.371 £0.371
1st April 2022 £0.415 £0.415
1st May 2022 £0.323 £0.323
1st June 2022 £0.246 £0.246
1st July 2022 £0.291 £0.291
1st August 2022 £0.462 £0.462

*Surcharge is subject to change within month

Following the announcement in late August 2022 that a number of UK and European ammonia plants are ceasing production we will now review the surcharge on a weekly basis. We will temporarily change the CO2 surcharge mechanism to invoice the average of the months surcharge whilst these unprecedented costs are in place. We will publish the updated rate every week. Please ensure you check here frequently. Once stability returns to the CO2 supply chain we intend to revert to a static price set at the start of the month.

Effective Date

Pure Liquid bulk and CryoEase® CO2

Pure CO2 Cylinder

£/KG
1st September 2022 £1.87 £3.00**
1st October 2022 TBC* £1.05**

* Surcharge is based on rolling average during the month of October
** Surcharge remains static for month

If you're a cylinder customer, you can use the table below to understand your CO2 surcharge for ease.


  Product Code

Product

Cylinder Size

Surcharge

14345 Industrial grade cylinder X10S £7.55
14356 Industrial grade cylinder X30S £22.68
14360 Industrial grade cylinder X47S £35.70
14362 Industrial Grade Cylinder X47S £35.70
14752 Topgas® cylinder X10S £7.56
14753 Topgas® cylinder X30S £23.59
25932 Ultra-Pure grade 5.5 cylinder X47S £37.17
25939 Premier grade 4.5 cylinder X47S £35.60
26021 Premier grade 4.5 cylinder X47S £35.70
42334 Industrial grade Pack 12 x 47S £428.40
42404 Freshline® Pack 12 x 47S £428.40
58132 Freshline® cylinder X47S £35.70
58133 Freshline® cylinder X47S £35.70
181607 Premier grade 4.5 cylinder X10S £7.88
181855 Industrial grade Pack 12 x 47S £428.40
181857 Freshline® Pack 12 x 47S £428.40
439852 Ultra-Pure grade 5.5 cylinder X47S £37.17


  Product Code

Product

Cylinder Size

Surcharge

14410 Ferromaxx 7 18X50S £123.49
6018368 Ferromaxx 7 X10S £1.37
465454 Ferromaxx 7 X10SH £1.37
14413 Ferromaxx 7 X30S £4.38
6012207 Ferromaxx 7 X30SM £4.38
14416 Ferromaxx 7 X47S £6.86
14402 Ferromaxx 15 18x50S £168.15
6049583 Ferromaxx 15 X10S £1.87
403546 Ferromaxx 15 X30S £5.96
6012159 Ferromaxx 15 X30SM £5.96
14407 Ferromaxx 15 X47S £9.34
160263 Ferromaxx Plus X30S £5.05
14423 Ferromaxx Plus X47S £9.81
14560 Inomaxx 2 18X50S £111.45
160258 Inomaxx 2 X30S £3.19
6012206 Inomaxx 2 X30SM £3.19
14565 Inomxx 2 X47S £5.31
160261 Inomxx Plus X30S £3.19
14572 Inomxx Plus X47S £5.31
14762 M12ArC2 X47S £5.31
459442 M12ArHeC30/2 X47S £5.31
477939 M12ArHeC35/2 11X47S £58.41
14319 M12ArHeC35/2 X47S £5.31
14321 M12HeArC23.5/1.5 X47S £5.16
14388 M14ArCO5/2 11X47S £68.65
14389 M14ArCO5/2 17X50S £106.09
14390 M14ArCO5/2 17X50S £106.09
14391 M14ArCO5/2 X10S £1.25
14392 M14ArCO5/2 X30S £3.74
14393 M14ArCO5/2 X47S £6.24
14394 M14ArCO5/2 X50S £6.24
496990 M20ArC8 16X50S £114.73
14776 M20ArC8 X47S £7.17
410574 M21ArC20 16X50S £174.27
163877 M21ArC20 16X50S £174.27
18996 M21ArC20 18X50S £196.06
465462 M21ArC20 X10SH £2.54
177178 M21ArC20 X30S £6.54
14768 M21ArC20 X47S £10.89
6033238 M21ArC20 X47S £12.70
14381 M24ArCO15/2 11X47S £102.76
14382 M24ArCO15/2 17X50S £158.81
14383 M24ArCO15/2 X47S £9.34
14385 M26ArCO20/2 11X47S £119.81
14386 M26ArCO20/2 17X50S £185.16
497278 M26ArCO20/2 X10S £2.54
6007520 M26ArCO20/2 X30S £6.54
6027241 M26ArCO20/2 X30SM £6.54
14387 M26ArCO20/2 X47S £10.89
476010 M26ArCO20/2 X47S £12.70
500860 M31ArC50 X47S £20.20


  Product Code

Product

Cylinder Size

Surcharge

200577 HE_CO2:5%/N2:34%_34% X47S £6.24
20268 N2_CO2:10%/H2:10%_10% X47S £7.79
20161 N2_CO2:5%/HE:40%_40% X47S £7.28
341823 N2_CO2:5%/O2:20.9% X50S £6.24


  Product Code

Product

Cylinder Size

Surcharge

14749 TOPGAS 30 X30S £8.40
14749 TOPGAS 30 X30S £8.40
14750 TOPGAS 50 X30S £12.12
14751 TOPGAS 60 X30S £13.98
14751 TOPGAS 60 X30S £13.98


  Product Code

Product

Cylinder Size

Surcharge

58125 FL10CO25O2N2 X47S £7.79
6033598 FL20CO2N2 17X50S £185.16
498894 FL20CO2N2 17X50S £185.16
58139 FL20CO2N2 X47S £10.89
6025460 FL25CO2O2 18X50S £223.97
58141 FL30CO220O2N2 X47S £2.80
42103 FL30CO2N2 X47S £13.99
58122 FL30CO2N2 17X50S £237.88
197414 FL30CO2N2 X10S £2.80
58123 FL30CO2N2 X47S £13.99
58142 FL30CO2O2 17X50S £237.88
6049577 FL30CO2O2 18X50S £251.87
58143 FL30CO2O2 X47S £13.99
58124 FL35CO2N2 X47S £18.12
58126 FL40CO230O2N2 X47S £17.09
153638 FL40CO2N2 18X50S £307.69
58128 FL40CO2N2 X47S £17.09
197417 FL50CO2N2 X10S £4.04
58129 FL50CO2N2 X47S £23.55
6014235 FL5CO25O2N2 X47S £20.20
197416 FL60CO2N2 X10S £4.66
58130 FL60CO2N2 X47S £23.30

If you're a bulk hydrogen customer,
you can use the table below to understand your surcharge for ease.


Effective Date

Price/KM3
1st May 2022 £383.70
1st June 2022 £582.02
1st July 2022 £509.62
1st August 2022 £852.72
1st September 2022 £509.62

 

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)
26892 / 26891
(58.3KG)
26889
(25.02KG)
26887
(4.77KG)
1st December 2021 £941.28 £217.61 £27.00 £11.59 £2.21
1st January 2022 £1,779.19 £430.05 £53.35 £22.90 £4.36
1st February 2022 £1,835.80 £424.41 £52.65 £22.60 £4.31
1st March 2022 £1,185.24 £274.01 £33.99 £14.59 £2.78
1st April 2022 £1,744.32 £403.26 £50.02 £21.57 £4.09
1st May 2022 £2,537.62 £582.62 £72.72 £30.96 £5.90
1st June 2022 £1,059.82 £283.95 £35.22 £15.07 £2.88
1st July 2022 £844.42 £231.57 £28.73 £12.27 £2.35
1st August 2022 £1,095.99 £289.73 £35.94 £15.37 £2.93
1st September 2022 £2,734.61 £626.58 £77.73 £33.30 £6.36
1st October 2022 £5,254.12 £1,138.39 £141.21 £60.61 £11.55

 Product Codes

Effective Date

25961
(X10)
26881
(X30)
25962
(X47)
25875
(X600)
1st December 2021 £19.22 £85.43 £134.55 £1,281.41
1st January 2022 £29.65 £131.79 £207.57 £1,976.83
1st February 2022 £21.47 £95.41 £150.27 £1,431.14
1st March 2022 £34.44 £153.01 £241.08 £2,296.01
1st April 2022 £34.13 £151.69 £238.92 £2,275.42
1st May 2022 £34.13 £151.69 £238.92 £2,275.42
1st June 2022 £19.62 £87.20 £137.34 £1,308.00
1st July 2022 £16.38 £72.80 £114.66 £1,092.00
1st August 2022 £32.13 £142.80 £224.91 £2,142.00
1st September 2022 £43.74 £194.40 £306.18 £2,916.00
1st October 2022 £50.76 £225.60 £355.32 £384.00

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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