Maura D. Garvey's articles

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    2019 US argon market report

    2019-01-04T16:21:00Z

    Argon demand has been growing very strongly over the past few years with key markets like fabricated metals, stainless steel, and electronics showing solid growth as the US economy improved and President Donald Trump’s tariffs on foreign steel assisted US steel industry growth.

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    Helium supply swings again

    2019-01-02T16:45:00Z

    Since early 2017, helium supply has fluctuated from a slight surplus from the large Qatar 2 production fully onstream, to in-balance with the logistics disruption of the Qatar blockage in June 2017, to tight supply beginning spring 2018 when a series of planned and unplanned outages affected major global supply ...

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    The 2017 US merchant CO2 report

    2018-05-02T08:00:00Z

    A growing market in need of more strategic sources, writes Intelligas Consulting’s Maura D. Garvey.

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    The 2017 hydrogen report

    2018-03-01T13:51:00Z

    Industrial gas companies continue to supply large quantities of hydrogen through their onsite pipeline (OSP) business used by oil and gas refineries, basic and specialty chemical manufacturers, and food processors, writes Maura D. Garvey.

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    The 2017 air gases market report

    2018-02-01T00:00:00Z

    Announcements of domestic air separation unit and liquefaction builds and expansions for start-up through 2021 indicate that the US air gases business will be steady but not strong. This is still an improvement from earlier in the decade when economic recessions only allowed improvements to those capacities from de-bottlenecking and ...

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    2017 global helium market

    2017-11-01T13:33:00Z

    Helium is a global commodity delivered though a complex supply chain. Diversity of sourcing and reliability of sourcing operations will be the drivers affecting level of helium supply and service by major gas companies, as Maura D. Garvey explains.

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    Helium: Qatar blockade and impact on the US distributor

    2017-09-01T00:00:00Z

    Saudi Arabia and its allies (UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen, and the Maldives) imposed a land and sea blockade on Qatar that began June 5 and was then complicated by the June 23 list of 13 demands to Qatar as the price for lifting the trade and diplomatic embargo of the ...

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    Hydrogen report

    2017-06-30T00:00:00Z

    Industrial gas companies continue to supply large quantities of hydrogen through their on-site pipeline (OSP) business, which is used by oil and gas refineries, basic and specialty chemical manufacturers, and food processors. 

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    Carbon dioxide short-term supply outlook

    2017-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Carbon dioxide is an important product to the industrial gas industry. Unlike oxygen, nitrogen and argon, carbon dioxide (CO2) is a byproduct of a main supplier’s operations, so understanding the dynamics of the industries supplying the feedstock is critical to understanding CO2 supply.

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    Shifts in merchant CO2

    2017-05-01T00:00:00Z

    The US carbon dioxide (CO2) merchant market is a key product of the industrial gas business, representing about $1.5bn in sales per year. The CO2 merchant market is served by a complex supply chain.