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Reminders of our industry’s agility…and roadmaps to its future

2020-12-25T07:00:00+00:00By , Global Managing Editor

What a year. How many times has that sentence been uttered this year? These are exceptional times and 2020 is for all, very much the year we’d like to forget and move on from. Yet, writes Rob Cockerill, amidst it all we have seen strong reminders once more of the ...

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All set for the new world of conferencing

2021-04-01T13:39:00+01:00By Ellen Daniels

In her regular column for gasworld, Ellen Daniels, Chief Executive of the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) sets out plans for the national trade body’s move to a digital world for its annual conference.

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All about recognition

2021-03-05T13:09:00+00:00By Ellen Daniels

It now seems an age away, when, in my last column for gasworld, I spoke of my wish for a Brexit deal. FortunateIy, a Trade and Co-operation Agreement was struck between the UK and the EU on the eve of the festive season, and while time will tell how that ...

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Implementing e-commerce systems

2021-03-05T13:45:00+00:00By Art Anderson

It seems that almost every article in the e-commerce space references or touches on the impact of Amazon, and for good reason. It is now the largest e-commerce company in the world and largest retailer by market capitalisation.

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The CO2 business in 2021

2021-02-01T06:00:00+00:00By Sam A. Rushing

Here we are, deep into the Covid-19 infection, which has in some ways helped some industries and crippled others. When thinking of carbon dioxide (CO2) sources and activities this year, I projected growth among many industries to be about 3% this year. We have a number of industries which may ...

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Out of uncertainty comes opportunity

2021-02-01T06:00:00+00:00By Nick Flinn

Refinery operators were already facing mounting challenges in 2019: declining demand for gasoline and diesel in some markets, new and very efficient capacity coming on-stream and increasing regulatory requirements, to name a few. Then, 2020 brought even more difficulties with the unprecedented challenges to operations brought on by the Covid-19 ...

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Ken Thompson: Distributors expand gases-related presence

2021-02-01T12:38:00+00:00By Ken Thompson

In the early 1960s, Union Carbide’s Linde Division, Airco, and National Cylinder Gas began aligning with welding supplies distributors to expand their respective presence in cylinder gases distribution. Each of the major gas producers recognised the logistics costs in serving small end users and responded by establishing networks of independent ...

Art Anderson

Business resilience

2021-01-15T14:08:00+00:00By Art Anderson

A few years ago (2017), Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, published a book with Adam Grant called ‘OPTION B’ on the topic of building personal ‘resilience’ after the tragic loss of her husband. The book offered compelling insights for dealing with personal hardships in our own lives and how ...

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CGA looks forward to 2021

2021-01-01T07:00:00+00:00By Rich Gottwald

As we move into 2021, at the CGA we will continue to focus on providing industry leadership in support of our safety mission, while adopting new ways to effectively get our work done and best serve our members and the compressed gas industry as a whole, writes President and CEO ...

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Arrival of the ‘visible industry’

2020-12-31T07:00:00+00:00By Ellen Daniels

Ellen Daniels, Chief Executive of the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA), reflects on her first year in the industry – and looks at some of the opportunities to promote the sector in 2021.

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Survive or thrive in 2021?

2020-12-24T09:00:00+00:00By Stephen B. Harrison

So, we’ve almost made it to the finish line. 2020 is drawing to a close. But it is also the start line as we look forward to 2021, writes Stephen B. Harrison.

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Strategic workforce planning

2020-12-01T06:00:00+00:00By Art Anderson

Former chairperson and CEO of Xerox Inc., Anne Mulcahy, is often credited with the quote, “..our people are our greatest asset… our competitive advantage.” However, for a large number of industrial companies, there is a growing concern over recruiting and retaining these skilled and critical ‘assets’ due to the dynamic ...