Today’s news of a regrettable lawsuit between Nippon Gases and a prominent Belgian brewer is surely (and sadly) the latest air of frustration to emerge from a pent-up CO2 business at the mercy of its feedstocks in Europe.
Shortages have been coming for some time, and various warnings of prices increases have been more-than-hinted-at for several months now.
As we understand it, the CO2 business both in Europe and across the Atlantic in North America has not been on an even keel for more than 12 months. As a result, depleted stock or storage levels have not been adequate to sustain any further market squeezes.
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