CO2 supply: The most important lesson, and still the simplest one


For some, the carbon dioxide (CO2) shortages of 2018 in Europe and Mexico will live long in the memory. For the media and public at large, it was a ‘storm in a pint glass’. For many end-users it became a crisis in their operations.

For our industry, it was perhaps just a reminder of the supply chain vulnerabilities we have long known about.

There have been a number of shortages over the last decade or so, indeed I’ve been at gasworld for nearly 12 years now and I’ve been aware of 3-4 different CO2 shortages – but none had ever been at the scale that we saw in 2018.

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