EIA Wholesale Refrigerant Prices Survey

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is seeking participation in a  survey to monitor wholesale refrigerant prices in the United States as the next level of HFC phase-down commences under the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act. All individual company responses and corresponding price data including survey respondent identities and names of participating companies will be kept strictly confidential. Only aggregated data may be published.

Background: The AIM Act directs the EPA to phase down production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 85% by 2036 through an allowance and trading program. Beginning January 1, 2024, the cap on consumption and production allowance (as a percentage of baseline) will decrease from 90% to 60% for the period of 2024-2028.

In order to understand the impact of the HFC phase-down on the U.S. market, EIA will aggregate survey results for general trends and data analysis. Wholesale distributors of refrigerants in the U.S. are invited to participate in this monthly voluntary survey. The survey takes just a few minutes to complete each month.

Please submit the completed survey containing information for the months of November and December 2023 by January 15th, 2024. EIA will follow up with survey respondents on a monthly basis to request additional months of data by the 15th of each month and subsequently the 30th of each month.

If there are any questions about the survey, please contact Pamir Karusagi at pkarusagi@eia-global.org.

This survey will ask for the monthly average price per pound (USD) for the following refrigerants: R-134a, R-404A, R-410A, R-407C, R-32, and optionally data on other refrigerants like R-22. Please fill out the following questions as much as possible and as applicable for the refrigerants you provide. If a monthly average price cannot be calculated or is unfeasible to provide, we will also accept any price datapoint specific to a given day or week, please provide notes for any such data accordingly.

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