Diatomaceous Earth

Dicalite Minerals LLC, a subsidiary of Dicalite Management Group is implementing a Temporary Energy Surcharge on its Diatomaceous Earth product lines.

Temporary Energy Surcharges

The extreme volatility in fuel oil prices is creating an unprecedented impact on our business and we are doing everything possible to ensure continuity of supply. Unfortunately, we must institute this surcharge to cover a portion of the incremental energy increases we are absorbing each month. We want to emphasize that this surcharge is temporary and will only be in place during times of extreme fuel oil prices.

The energy surcharge will apply to all shipments from our Burney, CA, and Basalt, NV operations. The effective date is for orders shipping on or after April 1, 2022, including existing orders that are already scheduled for shipment on or after that date. The surcharge for April 2024 shipments will be $20/short ton. The surcharge for May 2024 shipments will be determined using the average costs/gallon in March 2024.

Diatomaceous Earth – Summary of Energy Surcharges

  • From 1st of April 2024: $20/short ton for all April invoices
  • The surcharge amount will be automatically updated on orders each consecutive month.
  • The surcharge calculation will be based on the average spot price at the close of each month listed for the Weekly Los Angeles, CA Ultra-Low Sulfur CARB Diesel Spot Price. This information is listed by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
  • The invoiced surcharge amount for each incremental fuel oil cost is in the chart below

Quality, service, and reliability remain our focus for serving our customers now and in the future. We thank you for your business and look forward to providing you with many more years of excellent customer service. Please contact your Sales Manager for any questions you may have.

Diatomaceous Earth – 2024 Energy Surcharges
MonthSurcharge Per Ton *Natural Gas $ / Gallons by Month
January$32/short ton$2.57/gallon
February$16/short ton$2.79/gallon
March$12/short ton 
April$20/short ton 
Diatomaceous Earth – 2023 Energy Surcharges
MonthSurcharge Per Ton *Natural Gas $ / Gallons by Month
January$44.00/short ton$3.18/gallon
February$28.00/short ton$2.94/gallon
March$36.00/short ton$2.64/gallon
April$28.00/short ton$2.41/gallon
May$16.00/short ton$2.38/gallon
June$8.00/short ton$2.41/gallon
July$4.00/short ton$2.81/gallon
August$8.00/short ton$3.43/gallon
September$24/short ton$3.85/gallon
October$48/short ton$3.28/gallon
November$64/short ton$3.06/gallon
December$40/short ton$2.66/gallon

*Please note that each month’s surcharge is based on the gas price of 2 months prior.

Diatomaceous Earth – 2022 Energy Surcharges
MonthSurcharge Per Ton *Natural Gas $ / Gallons by Month
March$24.00/short ton$3.59/gallon
April$24.00/short ton$3.85/gallon
May$52.00/short ton$4.04/gallon
June$64.00/short ton$4.38/gallon
July$72.00/short ton$3.63/gallon
August$84.00/short ton$3.51/gallon
September$56.00/short ton$3.53/gallon
October$52.00/short ton$3.85/gallon
November$52.00/short ton$3.35/gallon
December$64.00/short ton$2.94/gallon

*Please note that each month’s surcharge is based on the gas price of 2 months prior.

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