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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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Changing world order

2021-01-18T12:41:00+00:00By Ken Thompson

Some independent packaged gases distributor owners and managers met in the second week of February 2020 to share best practices. The final person to speak asked this question of his colleagues: Has anyone thought about the impacts of a pandemic?

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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 ...

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A circular approach to the shape of our future

2020-11-20T11:51:00+00:00By , Global Managing Editor

Hydrogen rightly courts all of the attention today when we talk about the clean energies transition and green industrial revolutions. It’s the fast-emerging darling of the energy sector, it’s enjoyed an incredible year in terms of momentum, and I do firmly believe it’s about as close to a silver bullet ...

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Calling all members

2020-11-02T06:00:00+00:00By Ellen Daniels

The results are in from our recent survey, which asked BCGA members about the future of the organisation, about Brexit and, of course, the impact of coronavirus.

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Chart’s launchpad into clean energies growth

2020-10-14T11:11:00+01:00By , Global Managing Editor

Rob Cockerill observes how Chart’s latest acquisition demonstrates its strong and evident alignment with not just its core areas of focus – but the emerging energy markets that will drive growth in the future.

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Nitrous oxide

2020-10-02T13:00:00+01:00By Ellen Daniels

In recent weeks, the recreational use of nitrous oxide has been a case of concern, with extensive coverage of the problem across the UK media. As many in the compressed gases sector are aware, the recreational use of nitrous oxide has always been dangerous and has caused many deaths.

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Mixed fortunes in LNG markets

2020-10-02T13:52:00+01:00By , Global Managing Editor

It’s interesting to read GlobalData’s take this week on BP’s LNG business as it pivots away from big oil in the long-term, and the commitments that it’s claimed it needs to make in what is a relatively uncertain LNG market right now.