How Much Is Refrigerant Per Pound in 2017?

2017 Price Per Pound Refrigerant

Hello ladies and gentlemen! It looks like another year is passing us by again and with another year comes a whole other set of possibilities. As I write this article it is twenty odd something degrees outside and we’re expecting some snow in Kansas City tomorrow. Some may say it’s a funny time to write … Read more

India Expected to Rule in Favor of Antidumping on R-134a

It was announced yesterday that the government of India will be likely to impose anti-dumping measures on Chinese imported R-134a refrigerant. The proposed tariff would be $1.22 per kilogram of refrigerant brought in, or for us Americans an additional $00.55 per pound on 134a Chinese imports. The goal of adding tariffs to the imported Chinese … Read more

R-134a 2016 Pricing Predictions

It’s already approaching the end of April and the first days of summer will be coming before we know it. The question on everyone’s mind, or at least on my mind, is what will the pricing on R-134a refrigerant do this year? How does the pricing compare to last year? Is it going to jump … Read more

EPA Proposes 608 Requirement on HFCs

Towards the end of last year the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new rule that would modify the current Refrigerant Sales Restriction. As it is today if you wish to purchase CFC or HCFC refrigerants such as R-12, R-22, or R-502 you would need to either be 609 or 608 certified with the Environmental Protection Agency. The … Read more

Federal Trade Commission Leaning Towards Anti-Dumping on R-134a

Department of Commerce Anti Dumping

In July of last year the American Hydroflurocarbon Coalition filed a lawsuit with the United States Department of Commerce on imported R-134a refrigerants. The lawsuit primarily against the Chinese imports of R-134a. The coalition is made up of some of the largest manufacturers of refrigerants in the United States such as Honeywell, Chemours, and Arkema. … Read more

The End of R-134a

The reign of 134a is coming to an end.

Well ladies and gentlemen the reign of R-134a has finally come to an end here in the United States. Last week RIGHT before the July fourth holiday the Environmental Protection Agency thought it was the perfect time to announce that they will be phasing out R-134a across the country. I wrote an article summarizing the … Read more

What is the Future of HFC Pricing?

Yesterday I wrote an article detailing the announcement by the EPA to begin phase out of HFC refrigerants across the United States. This first announcement covers R-134a and R-404A. (Others are included, but these are the biggest affected.) The article can be found by clicking here. Now that these changes have been announced the next … Read more

EPA Announces Phaseouts of HFC Refrigerants

What better way to start the celebration of July fourth than the announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency that the United States will be phasing out of HydroFluroCarbon refrigerants over the next few years? Well, just today the EPA signed a document outlining the phase out of HFC refrigerants. Yes, that’s right. You read that … Read more

Anti-Dumping Filed on Chinese HFC Refrigerants

Department of Commerce Anti Dumping

Attention: A new article from December of 2016 can be found by clicking here. Here we go again. Yesterday the American Hydroflurocarbon Coalition filed a lawsuit with the United States Department of Commerce claiming that HFC refrigerants such as R-134a, R-410A, and R-404A are being imported from China at an unfair price. This is big … Read more

2015 Refrigerant Price Per Pound Predictions

I did a post on 2015 refrigerant predictions last November and figured I would do another post predicting this summer’s pricing as well as the fall and even into 2016. After all, it’s been six months since my last prediction post and a lot has changed. So, what is the price per pound on refrigerant … Read more

Fact Sheet on DuPont’s Opteon YF HFO

I came across this link today from DuPont’s website and thought I would share. It provides a fact sheet on DuPont’s newly announced Opteon brand for automotive applications. This is the new HFO 1234YF refrigerant that has a very low Global Warming Potential. As it stands today 1234YF will be the refrigerant of the future … Read more

Counterfeit Refrigerants – What You Need to Know.

Counterfeit Refrigerant is a growing problem throughout the world.

“Manufacturers, importers, and distributors of legal refrigerants, as well as industry trade associations, have stressed the regulatory and safety dangers surrounding counterfeit and illegally imported refrigerants for years. They’re quick to point out that HVACR contractors who have such refrigerants are as guilty as those involved in the creation of such products.” – The prior … Read more

How do Refrigerants Impact the Environment?

How do Refrigerants Impact Today's Environment?

Before I can answer that question there is the need to point out that there are a variety of different classes of refrigerants that are on the market today throughout the world. I will be going over the top three classes at this point in time. One thing to note is that yes, refrigerants do … Read more

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Refrigerant in Bulk

How many of you are buying your refrigerant 410a or R-22 cylinders one, two, or three at a time? Well, I have news for you. STOP! You’re throwing money down the drain! 1) Competitive Pricing Available Well, this is an obvious one, but you will end up saving quite a bit per cylinder when you … Read more

MexiChem Appeals Trade Commission on R-134a Tariffs

I can’t say that I am surprised by this. Most people saw this coming when the international trade commission ruled against MexiChem in the anti-dumping lawsuit on Chinese R-134a in November of 2014.  The reader’s digest version of the lawsuit is that MexiChem is claiming that the Chinese R-134a Refrigerant that is being imported to … Read more

Refrigerant Changes, Opportunity or Headache?

I’ll be the first to tell you that all of these new regulations and phaseouts in refrigeration have caused major headaches and pains across the air conditioning industry. It seems that about every five to ten years there is a new regulation coming out on Refrigerant either in the United States or abroad. Just a … Read more

DuPont & HoneyWell Preparing for the Rise of 1234YF

HoneyWell & DuPont Teamup on 1234YF

1234YF‘s time has finally come. In 2014 an estimated three million cars on the road are now taking 1234YF refrigerant. In 2015 that number is predicted to climb to seven million. All but one auto manufacturer have switched over from R-134a. R134a has not been banned in the United States, but it’s only a mater … Read more