It requires energy to produce, and transport refined silica sand. At the same time, the world is affected by sharply fluctuating energy prices, which have an impact on our production and freight costs.
To compensate for the fluctuations, our goods and freight charges are each subject to an energy surcharge. Both types of surcharges are variable, which means that they are adjusted as market prices for energy rise and fall. On this page you can stay informed about the current energy surcharges, and gain insight into how we calculate them.
Calculation of surcharges on goods
The energy surcharges are calculated as an average of the daily prices for natural gas, electricity and diesel oil seen over a seven-day period from Friday to Thursday. This means that a surcharge, which is based on readings from Friday in week 1 Thursday in week 2, is valid from Monday to Friday in week 3.
Index 100 equals the daily prices per 28.02.2022.
Energy surcharge on goods
€ / tonne
€ / tonne
€ / tonne
|Washed sand in bulk||0.22||0.40||0,45|
|Oven dried sand in bulk||0.39||3,70||5,35|
Average daily prices
In the below table you can find the average of the official spot prices, which our energy has been traded for in the period from Friday June 24 to Thursday June 30, 2022.
|Natural Gas||EURO 130,55 per MWh|
|Electricity||DKK 2097,48 per MWh|
|Diesel||DKK 15040,00 per 1,000 liter|
Calculation of surcharges on transport
|Oil price Brent Europe||68||108,49||108,06||124,96|
|One barrel in DKK||421,60||745,33||771,55||890,96|
|Transport washed bulk and packed items||%||15,36||16,60||22,27|
|Silo transport ovendried bulk||%||13,05||14,11||18,93|
|Due from||May 2022||June 2022||July 2022|
If the price of oil exceeds index 100 a surcharge on oil will automatically be added. This means that if the price of oil goes up to more than DKK 421.60 per barrel a surcharge on oil charge is prompted. Readings of the USD exchange rate and the Brent Europe oil price are taken every month on the 15th on the website below. If the 15th is not a weekday, the reading is taken on the first weekday before the 15th. This forms the basis for the oil surcharge the following month.