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There are four elements associated with gas purchases from BOC.
- gas price
- environment and energy surcharge
- fixed charge
- cylinder rental
The different price elements cover the different costs associated with supplying cylinder gases.
Why four different price elements?
Each of our customers is unique and wishes to trade with us differently.
Customers may use the same amount of gas each year but some will want to hold higher cylinder stocks than others, some may want to order more frequently than others and some may want their orders delivered while others will prefer to collect.
We believe that charging for each element independently is fair to each customer with only those services used being paid for.
This is the price for the actual quantity of gas in the cylinder and is based on how much it costs us to produce.
Gases such as acetylene and argon are more expensive to produce than a gas like oxygen and this is reflected in the price.
Environment and energy surcharge
The manufacture of industrial gases is highly energy-intensive.
Very large quantities of electricity are required to run air separation plants to produce oxygen, nitrogen and argon.
Carbon dioxide and hydrogen are both produced from natural gas whereas propane is produced by refining crude oil.
The Environment and Energy Surcharge is applied to recover exceptional movements in energy costs. It is increased or decreased in-line with current costs.
For propane the surcharge is applied per kilogramme of product supplied, for other cylinder gases it is charged per cylinder of gas supplied.
This charge is made for each transaction and covers the costs associated with maintaining our sales outlets and processing your transactions when you do business with us. These costs vary depending on whether you require delivery or if you prefer to collect.
In the case of delivery, the charge includes an element to cover delivery costs.
For collections, the charge includes an element to cover the costs of maintaining our extensive network of BOC trade outlets and Partners.
Some costs are the same for all transactions as these cover the processing of the order and invoice.
BOC has a rental charge for all cylinders.
We ensure the quality and safety of our cylinders by performing regular tests, making repairs and replacing cylinders as necessary.
Cylinders and valves are regularly upgraded in line with new technology.
Cylinder rental also gives you the flexibility to swap empty cylinders for full cylinders at any of our locations, take more cylinders as and when you need them and return them when you don't.
BOC has developed options to suit a range of customer requirements and offers monthly, annual, 3-yearly and 5-yearly rentals.
Industrial Gases Price List - Charges Effective 1st May 2016
Price List - Great Britain:Download Great Britain Price List
Price List - Northern Ireland:Download Northern Ireland Price List
Our standard conditions of sale include payment by direct debit, e-mail invoicing and payment by set due dates.
Other charges may apply if a customer wishes to trade with BOC outside of our standard conditions of sale.
Possible charges are:
Non-Direct Debit Fee - £2.00 per invoice
Paper Invoice Fee - £1.95 per invoice
Late Payment Fee - £15.00 per incident
Debt Collection Agency Fee - £25.00 per incident
Replacement charges also apply for any BOC cylinders lost by customers.