C02 Shortage

As we announced on the 4th October 2021, we are having to introduce certain limitations as we did in 2018, to ensure we are able to maintain service throughout the C02 shortage.

We also have to be mindful that compression testing is taking longer than pre Covid, with the UK’s back log.

Further to the government support within the Co2 sector, that ended on Tuesday 12th October 2021, we have seen extraordinary price increases within the industry. In order to maintain supply within the UK & I, bulk gas suppliers have had to implement a surcharge which will be in place from 13th October until the earliest of 1st February 2022.

As we have seen such varied fluctuation (January 2022) with natural gas prices, these are now having a weekly impact within the industry. Email communications are now been sent more frequently to all customers – please keep a look out within your emails for updates.


The surcharges are based upon the Natural gas price, and calculated and dictated by the main Manufacturers of Co2 within the UK.

We have been advised that the surcharge will be under constant review, and based upon natural gas prices. The surcharge may vary according to the National Balancing Point virtual trading point in the United Kingdom (NBP) Until the NBP is sustained, a level of surcharge will be required. Once the NBP is sustained, the surcharge will hopefully be reduced.