UK CO2 shortage: A ‘perfect storm’ as outlook sets to worsen


Following last week’s announcement by CF Fertilisers UK – a subsidiary of CF Industries Holdings (CF Industries) – that it will halt the production of ammonia at its Billingham Complex due to rising natural gas costs, concern erupted over the supply of CO2 – a forecast that is set to worsen even further.

With UK industry heavily reliant on CO2 as a by-product of ammonia production, the temporary closure comes less than a year after CF Industries announced the permanent closure of its Ince production facility near Chester. 

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