Regional Markets – Page 4

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    The Mid-Atlantic report


    Incorporating Delaware, District of Colombia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. By James Barr.

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    Hydrogen report


    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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    The Plains report


    Incorporating Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. By James Barr.

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    Regional Markets: Focus on North Pacific Rim


    In 2016, the North Pacific Rim industrial gas business was valued at just under $18bn, and for the first time in history, eclipsed the size of the European market to become the second-largest regional gas business in the world.

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    Regional markets – Focus on North America


    In 2015, the North American market was valued at $23.1bn, down from around $24.1bn in 2014. A large proportion of this can be attributed to currency fluctuations, which hit the gas markets of Canada and Mexico particularly hard.

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    2016 US CO2 market report


    Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a vital revenue stream for all companies involved in its production and distribution. Aside from its main uses within the food and beverage sector, CO2 has a wide range of more niche applications ranging from the management of pH levels in swimming pools and water treatment ...

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    Shifts in merchant CO2


    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.

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    Regional markets – Focus on South America


    Rewind 12 months and with China’s once rampant growth in check, South and Central America’s emerging economies were coming into view for those geared around going where the growth is. One year on, and it is thought that the Chinese economy has stabilised, while the effects of President Trump’s arrival ...

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    US South West report


    gas world Business Intelligence looks at the structure and future prospects of the South West industrial gas market. Incorporating Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.

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    The Rocky Mountains report


    Last month we put the West Coast market into the spotlight, and highlighted how the acquisition of Airgas, and the potential merger between Praxair and Linde, have, and would change the entire structure of the market. gas world Business Intelligence investigates here the structure, and future prospects of the Rocky ...

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    Regional markets – Focus on India/Asia


    As 2017 begins, India is in something of a transition, no longer the world’s fastest-growing economy according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and in the midst of a self-imposed cash crisis. Here we explore the wider region’s gases business in 2015, and the market trends of note, with gas ...

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    Regional markets – Focus on Eastern Europe


    Last month gas world explored the gas industries of Western Europe, where economic uncertainty prevails in the midst of a number of largely political dynamics. Here we turn to Eastern Europe, where a similar outlook exists, albeit for different, geo-political reasons.

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    The US West Coast report


    Incorporating Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Alaska and Hawaii. By James Barr. 

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    US air gases market report


    The slowly improving economic landscape has led to an increase in demand for oxygen, nitrogen, and argon across various sectors, but especially along the US Gulf Coast where large volumes of gases are required by the chemicals industry.

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    Regional markets – Focus on Western Europe


    Undoubtedly one of the biggest stories in Europe in 2016 was the ‘Brexit’, as Britain voted in a referendum to leave the European Union (EU) and speculation swirled as to whether that could cause a ripple effect throughout a number of the 27 remaining countries in the union.

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    Regional markets – Focus on North Pacific Rim


    Fluctuations in China’s economy have been making headlines in the North Pacific Rim region – and the wider world – for much of 2016, such is the significance of its prosperity both locally and globally. Once rampant growth has throttled back as China’s economic activity has ebbed. Growth in 2015 ...

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    The US packaged gas business


    Maura D. Garvey examines trends in the US packaged gases business in 2015/16, including a focus on the high pressure cylinders business.

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    Another volatile year for rare gases


    As we near the end of 2016, we look back on another volatile year for rare gases. In my previous rare gases market review (, we reported that neon (Ne) was in a very critical supply shortage during early to mid-2015…

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    Regional markets – Focus on South East Asia


    A mixed outlook has prevailed in South East Asia in recent years, as undoubted growth prospects have been visibly tempered by an uncharacteristically volatile economic landscape in China and the many splintered effects of this on global markets such as commodities.

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    CNG – A growing market for the industrial gas space


    Today, natural gas powers about 150,000 vehicles in the United States and roughly 15.2 million vehicles worldwide. Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are good choices for high-mileage, centrally fueled fleets and can be powered with compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG).