Notice of Argon Gas Service Disruptions/Surcharges

Nov 17 2017

Purchasing

Due to the ongoing impacts of Hurricane Harvey on its Texas and Louisiana production plants and distribution activities, Airgas has informed us of service disruptions of argon gas cylinders, effective immediately. Direct effects of flooding and storm damage including plant outages, impassable roads, and disruption to rail traffic throughout the Gulf Coast is impeding Airgas' ability to make deliveries to customers.

As a result, Airgas has declared a Force Majeure—an exception to our contract due to unavoidable conditions.

MSU Airgas customers will see a temporary surcharge as result of having to use truck transportation instead of rail car, which is more expensive.

Possible surcharges:

AR PP300 $1.34
AR 300 $1.34
AR UHP300 $1.34
AR 80 $0.34
AR CD25300 $1.13
AR 160LT230 $17.83
AR 230LT350 $23.10

At this time, we are unsure of the duration of the service disruptions and temporary surcharges but will share more information as it becomes available.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. Please call Mandy Lillywhite at 884-6162 or email her with questions.