Soaring natural gas prices have helped push the cost of AdBlue up to record highs, with producers unable to predict when the value will stabilise, writes Chris Tindall.
The cost of the additive began to increase last year, in parallel with wholesale gas price rises, as countries emerged from their Covid lockdowns.
Demand soon led to production sites in Europe closing down, limiting the supply chain and compounding the cost of urea. In September, AdBlue producer Yara announced it was increasing the price of its product by 5p/l by adding on a “temporary surcharge” to cover its costs.
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