The CO2 crisis: One year on, could history repeat itself anytime soon?


This week marks one year since the biggest carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage of recent years erupted.

The CO2 crisis of 2018 sent shockwaves through Europe and Mexico alike, bringing mainstream media and public attention to an industrial gas supply chain like only helium has previously demonstrated.

CO2 shortages are almost an annual occurrence, but last summer the CO2 paradox became more evident than ever before: plenty of it in the atmosphere, and yet not enough of it to carbonate our beer. So what happened?

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