CO2 shortage: who’s affected so far


Norway’s capital Oslo is introducing a water ban, UK food wholesaler Bookers’ is rationing beer and cider, Coca-Cola said it had “temporarily paused” some of its production lines for short periods and major Scottish abattoir Quality Pork Limited has suspended operations.

These are just four of the areas experiencing problems as a result of the severe carbon dioxide (CO2) supply shortage affecting Europe, and now Mexico.

For the first time in 22 years, the Water and Wastewater Administration in Oslo is introducing water restrictions. The shortage has affected the delivery of CO2 to the treatment plants and CO2 is essential in the water purification process.

According to leading Norway newspaper Aftenposten, Oslo has introduced a ban to horticulture and has asked the municipality to limit water consumption as much as possible. The situation has become so critical that Oslo has launched the reservoir.

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