India reaches out to global industrial gas community as oxygen crisis escalates


As India continues to grapple with a surge in Covid-19 cases and an escalating oxygen crisis, the country is turning to the international industrial gas community for urgent help in meeting its oxygen needs.

gasworld understands that the Indian High Commissions across the Middle East, Europe and Asia are all approaching gas companies and gas associations for help.

According to Saket Tiku – President of the All Indian Industrial gas Manufacturers Association (AIIGMA) – the demand for medical oxygen in India increased from the norm of 800 tonnes per day (tpd) to 3,000 tpd in the first pandemic spike, but in this second and still climbing wave that figures has doubled to 6,000 tpd.

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