Airgas Announces Price Hikes For Gases, Hardgoods, Cylinder Rentals

The company announced pricing hikes for its bulk and packaged gases, welding hardgoods and safety products that go into effect March 1, as well as cylinder rentals rate increases that are effective Feb. 1.

RADNOR, PA — Airgas, an Air Liquide company, announced Monday that its operating units will increase prices on bulk and packaged nitrogen, oxygen, argon, carbon dioxide, helium and hydrogen gases, as well as fuel gases, specialty gases, and industrial and medical gas blends, by 10-15 percent effective March 1, or as contracts permit. Welding hardgoods and safety products prices will increase by 3-5 percent, based on product category, and delivery and other service fees will also be adjusted. Cylinder rental rates and bulk tank facility fees will increase by 10-15 percent effective Feb. 1, or as contracts permit. Some price adjustments may be outside of these ranges based on specific market conditions.

“Supplier costs, production expenses, labor and benefits, and regulatory compliance costs, among other costs, continue to rise,” said Airgas chief executive officer Pascal Vinet. “At the same time, we continue our ongoing investment in our multi-channel platform, unmatched supply chain, and innovation, designed to help Airgas deliver an industry-leading value proposition to our customers, and to do so safely and reliably.”

Airgas is No. 7 on Industrial Distribution's Big 50 List.