New and developing CO2 applications


Carbon dioxide (CO2) applications are key to true market growth, despite how some gas companies have grown via acquiring business which competitors once enjoyed. Companies either bid to win, or keep the status quo, which has resulted in little more than price reductions and no real gain in the bottom lines of industry players.

Some observers felt the series of acquisitions and mergers, particularly of aggressive competitors, has led to more disciplined pricing, eventually leading to growth in market prices, and income for investment. Such fair pricing is necessary to provide a reasonable return to the national and multinational gas company leaders.

All of the above has occurred over and over again, throughout the history of the CO2 and other gases industries, which more than likely, will occur again throughout the ages. On the other hand, as mentioned before, applications for the product which are either new or upgraded, leading to increased consumption of product in the industry, will be the true means of significant market growth. This is hoping for levels beyond the usual 2-3%/annum organic growth, consistent with the overall economy and population found in the markets served.

... to continue reading you must be subscribed

Subscribe Today

Paywall Asset Header Graphic

To access hundreds of features, subscribe today! At a time when the world is forced to go digital more than ever before just to stay connected, discover the in-depth content our subscribers receive every month by subscribing to gasworld.

Please wait...