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    Why I’ve never known a time like this in helium


    Rob Cockerill reflects on the new era unfolding the global helium business.

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    CO2 shortages: A perfect storm coming into view


    Global Managing Editor Rob Cockerill reflects on not the news of a regrettable lawsuit between end-user and supplier, but the frustrations building in a severely challenged CO2 business in Europe.

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    The hydrogen debate goes on: Pragmatist or purist?


    There’s an interesting discussion resurfacing where the origin of hydrogen is concerned. At its core, the question is whether that hydrogen should be out-and-out green, truly clean and renewable, or should it be whatever colour of the rainbow it takes to realize this great energy transition?

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    Fuelling the future


    A personal perspective of the burgeoning hydrogen industry, by Lewis Anderson, Alternative Fuel Systems General Manager, Luxfer Gas Cylinders.

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    Reflecting on a year of change


    Looking to the future for BCGA in 2022, by Ellen Daniels, CEO of the BCGA.

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    Hydrogen: hope or hopium?


    On the eve of gasworld’s annual Hydrogen Edition, I thought I’d share some thoughts on a very different kind of challenge we face in the transition to a hydrogen society. 

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    Russian invasion of Ukraine will impact future helium supply


    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has dominated the news in recent days and the eventual outcome of the Ukraine crisis remains very uncertain. It is too early to know how things will turn out, but we do know that there will be an impact upon the global helium business and here ...

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    gasworld at 200: Truly informing…


    Bill Kroll, Chairman Emeritus of MATHESON & TNS, and member of the gasworld Editorial Advisory Board, reflects on a milestone for gasworld magazine and the gases industry as a whole.

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    gasworld at 200: A mission statement reinvigorated


    Global Managing Editor Rob Cockerill reflects on a milestone for gasworld – and the sense of change in the industry across the timeframe of 200 issues.

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    Short and long-term solutions to the gas crunch


    Slava Kiryushin, Global Head of Energy at DWF, shares his views on the gas crunch that threatens industry in UK, Europe and other parts of the world.

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    The Covid-19 oxygen crisis, Part 10


    Could we say our oxygen needs were all being met? How prepared were we to deal with Covid-19, and how prepared will we be in future? Is it now time for a global estimate of the number of deaths attributable to lack of access to medical oxygen? These were all ...

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    Decarbonisation: Plan now or pay later


    As COP26 gets underway in Glasgow, Ian Hibbitt, Business Development Manager for Industrial Decarbonisation & Applications at BOC UK & Ireland, explains why industry must prepare for net zero today.

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    A succession change like no other?


    The announcement yesterday that Sanjiv Lamba will succeed Steve Angel as CEO of Linde plc is an interesting development on so many levels, writes gasworld’s Rob Cockerill.

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    COP26 – hydrogen, carbon dioxide, methane and more


    As the clock ticks down to COP26 next month, Stephen B. Harrison explores how an exponential trajectory calls for urgent action – and how there will be far reaching implications for industrial gases and energy gases.

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    CO2: Crisis averted…for now?


    A week can be a long time in the CO2 business, and yet it feels as though the ups and downs of the last seven days have flown by.

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    CO2: Why the UK Govt had to subsidise fertiliser production


    No sooner had it started, it appears to be almost over. Was this the shortest-lived CO2 ‘crisis’ yet?

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    Every breath counts – right now, every stakeholder counts too


    gasworld Global Managing Editor Rob Cockerill reflects on the significance of recent breakthrough medical oxygen agreements, the many questions these raise for the industry and the biggest question of all – where are all the other companies that are still to commit?

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    Oxygen: Preparedness vs unpredictability


    One has to wonder when we’ll see the end of these devastating stories of Covid waves and resulting oxygen supply that seems to ebb more than it flows, at least on the face of it.

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    Swept off our feet by India’s Covid crisis


    With India kicking off the world’s most extensive vaccination program on 16th January 2021 and the total number of active Covid-19 cases around 150,000 and daily cases just over 10,000, the mood was upbeat. Life was slowly but surely coming back to normal. And then, like a bolt from the ...

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    Writing new chapters in Europe


    Rob Cockerill reflects on the changing outlook for the European industrial gases business, against a backdrop of decarbonisation, digitisation and a divergence in local landscapes.