In this report, we describe the very large and dynamic oxygen and nitrogen business in the US on a macro level from both an historical and a current perspective. This represents a departure from past CryoGas International reports that have focused more on micro economic analysis of these markets.
The recent dramatic changes in the world and US economies, and the impact these changes have had on the US gas business, merit a new type of reporting.
The current recession has come upon us with great speed. The future of the oxygen (O2) and nitrogen (N2) markets, like so many others, depends on the depth and duration of this recession, and the timing and pace of recovery. Tracking and forecasting on-site pipe (OSP), liquid O2 and N2 markets, or the supply side of cylinder O2 and N2, has become very complex for a variety of reasons, but most especially because we are in unchartered economic territory.
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