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The price of 134A

The price of 134A

The price of 134A

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What is driving the price of 134A?  Last year I bought a couple af cases for about $4.00-$5.00 a can.  Today I got sticker shock from the parts store at 14.00 a can, and they said 20# tanks were $300.  Is this price jump permanent, or just a short term shortage?  Anybody have any reasons?
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RE: The price of 134A

I dimly recall a rumor that 134a will be phased out.  Maybe it's speculation.  Maybe it's just a free market responding in the usual way to government twiddling.

Mike Halloran
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DeAngelo Marine Exhaust Inc.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

RE: The price of 134A

The R134a phase out is not a rumor. There is an SAE committee working on replacements. The driving force seems to be Europe and the usual green suspects.

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