Automotive Grade Urea used to manufacture AdBlue is produced from natural gas. The current conflict with Ukraine/Russia and subsequent sanctions imposed, have caused the price of natural gas to soar and has again reached a record high.European Urea manufacturers have already started to take the decision to implement either plant shutdowns or reduce production because the cost of production is too high. This in turn has led to the cost of urea and therefore AdBlue once again rising in price.

The Dangers of Fitting AdBlue® ‘Cheat’ Devices

As part of a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), AdBlue® reduces the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from a car, truck or any kind of vehicle that uses the system.


Because AdBlue® is another expense in an already competitive world, some businesses have tried to find a way to get around it. Unfortunately as a haulage firm in Stoke on Trent found out, illegally fitting an AdBlue® ‘cheat’ system can be a bad move.

According to the West Midlands Traffic Commissioner, Rapid Response Deliveries had operated a vehicle for over 3 years without realising that it required AdBlue® and a device fitted to it was bypassing the SCR system and disabling any AdBlue® warning lights.

The business denied all knowledge of the ‘AdBlue® cheat device’, but according to the Commissioner, “The need for AdBlue® should have been self-evident to anyone who understood the business of operating HGVs and who had kept up even a marginal acquaintance with the trade press over the last few years”.

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As a result of the enquiry, Rapid Response Deliveries has now lost their license to operate vehicles.

The AdBlue® ‘cheat boxes’ are actually illegal in the UK and as this news item shows using them may save you a few quid in the short term, but can have devastating effects on your business.

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