Maura Garvey

Maura Garvey

Maura D. Garvey is a Principal and Director of Market Research for Intelligas Consulting (a J. R. Campbell & Associates, Inc. company), an international consultancy specialising in strategic analysis and forecasting in the industrial gas industry.

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    Helium and rare gas concerns are real: 2022 CMC Conference recap

    2022-06-01T09:00:00

    On April 28-29, TECHCET, the electronic materials advisory firm providing business and technology information, held its highly successful and well-attended 2022 7th Annual Critical Materials Council (CMC) Conference in Chandler, AZ.

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    US hydrogen swinging from Covid to energy crisis: The 2022 hydrogen report

    2022-06-01T09:00:00

    US annual hydrogen capacity was approximately 3.7 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/yr) as of January 2021, 68% of which is used in petroleum processing, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). This is a growth of 4.5% from the previous year, while the rest of the world declined ...

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    Plant builds pick up as industry moves forward

    2022-02-16T16:33:00

    Two years into dealing with the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and the subsequent effect on the US economy and business markets, air gases – the bread and butter of the US industrial gas business – has been impacted in some markets more than others by supply chain and labor issues.

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    Covid pandemic continues to drive up demand for oxygen and US healthcare costs

    2022-02-16T16:26:00

    Healthcare made up one-fifth of the US economy in 2021 reflecting the cost to combat the Covid-19 pandemic with US Government spending for healthcare having grown 36% in 2020, significantly faster than the 5.9% growth during pre-pandemic levels.

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    GAWDA Annual Convention recap

    2021-11-01T09:03:00

    The contagious atmosphere of the Spring Management Conference (SMC) continued among distributors and suppliers where friendships and relationships were renewed in person at the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) Annual Convention (AC) at the Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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    New sourcing on the horizon, demand growth optimistic

    2021-09-06T15:26:00

    Our assessment of the worldwide supply of helium is about 5.9 billion cubic feet (Bcf) for 2021. The pandemic took the helium business from tight to surplus supply in late March 2020 when the global economies shut down and closed borders disrupting global helium demand and supply. As economies opened ...

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    2021 Hydrogen Market Report

    2021-06-01T15:02:00

    US annual hydrogen capacity was approximately 3.6 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/yr) as of January 2020, 68% of which is used in petroleum processing, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). The Covid-19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact on the refinery hydrogen business as mitigation efforts significantly ...

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    GAWDA SMC recap: long-awaited return of in-person events

    2021-05-28T15:15:00

    There was an atmosphere of being ready to burst following over a year without being able to develop and continue relationships in-person among distributors and suppliers at the Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) Spring Management Conference (SMC) here at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee, US.

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    Impact of Covid pandemic on US healthcare

    2021-05-04T15:54:00

    Healthcare made up almost one-fifth of the US economy in 2020 because of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic but will likely decline in 2021. In 2020 there was unprecedented demand on the medical system and medical oxygen, but healthcare use and spending precipitously dropped during the pandemic due to ...

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    The 2021 US Merchant CO2 Report

    2021-04-06T14:51:00

    Last year was burdened with carbon dioxide (CO2) shortages brought on by the Covid pandemic and resulting impact on the US economy, causing ethanol CO2 sources to be temporarily idled or closed. In addition, regional variations affected the West and East coasts more. This situation was well managed by the ...

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    A staple industrial gas business looking beyond the pandemic

    2021-02-01T16:14:00

    This article comes as we are almost a year into dealing with the global pandemic and the subsequent effect on the US economy and business markets. Like other parts of the industrial gas business, US air gases, the bread and butter of the industrial gas (IG) business, has been impacted ...

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    The US distributor type business

    2021-01-18T12:57:00

    It is hard to start any article regarding business in 2020 without mentioning the impact the management of the pandemic and the subsequent effect on the economy and markets. Like other parts of the industrial gas business, the US distributor type business (DTB) that includes packaged gases and hardgoods has ...

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    Helium swings from tight supply to surplus

    2020-11-02T16:40:00

    Helium supply remained tight for the past two years until mid-March when across the globe countries went into lockdown to rein in the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), causing a global recession.