• John Raquet on stage in the Middle East

    An industry refocused


    With the completion now imminent of the mega-merger between Praxair and Linde, the uncertainy is removed and the global gases industry can refocus on what lies ahead and arguably what it does best – innovating.

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    Hydrogen: A day to celebrate


    When I began writing about hydrogen just over 11 years ago, I couldn’t have envisaged a National Hydrogen Fuel Cell Day and may well not have believed that we would have the kind of infrastructure for hydrogen fuelling that we do today.

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    Why new Swindon hydrogen station is significant


    The new public access hydrogen refuelling station in Swindon, UK from ITM Power and Johnson Matthey is significant for a number of reasons.

  • Hans Kok Den Hartogh Gas Logistics

    How robust is your CO2 supply chain?


    How robust is your carbon dioxide (CO2) supply chain? An economic, reliable and continuous supply of CO2 is not always certain. An extreme illustration of this was seen last summer during around the time of the FIFA World Cup.

  • Art Waskey

    Always be ready for another lesson learned


    As a sales manager I am constantly learning new lessons. Regardless of age or experience we all always have opportunities to expand our skills, and sometimes this comes through lessons that may be personally painful…

  • Art Waskey

    Millennials at work


    In the last several years, I have had the privilege of working with the brightest of our next generation of sales producers. According to Forbes BrandVoice, Millennials (aka “Gen Y” or “Yers”), ages 21 to 37, will comprise more than one of three adult Americans by 2020 and 75% of the workforce by

  • rob cockerill

    CO2 shortage: Lessons learned?


    I can remember where I was when news of the great CO2 shortage broke; I was still in the birthing centre a little while after welcoming our second daughter into the world.

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    CO2: Finally some recognition for a much maligned gas


    If the carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage of the last fortnight has taught us nothing else, it has served up some welcome widespread awareness for the integral role of this invaluable gas in our everyday lives.

  • Marathon running

    This was always a marathon, not a sprint…


    So the European Commission (EC) has reportedly rebuffed the original merger proposals put forward by Praxair and Linde, issuing a confidential Statement of Objection (SO) in the latest step of this marathon of a mega merger.

  • Twisted steel metals

    Steel tariffs – what impact?


    Few of us will be able to pick up a newspaper, check out the news online, or turn on the TV/radio without hearing about a possible trade war in-the-making, but at what cost for the gases industry around the world? Rob Cockerill explores a steely issue for the metallurgy markets.