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    A succession change like no other?

    2021-10-26T15:15:00Z

    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

    2021-10-01T06:00:00Z

    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?

    2021-09-24T11:31:00Z

    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

    2021-09-22T10:24:00Z

    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

    2021-07-02T06:00:00Z

    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

    2021-05-05T11:40:00Z

    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

    2021-04-29T09:42:00Z

    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

    2021-04-19T10:23:00Z

    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.

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    India: A call to arms in oxygen supply and distribution

    2021-04-19T10:00:00Z

    Just weeks ago, we saw the positive announcement of eight new ASUs to be constructed in India, and now a product of air separation – oxygen – is in the headlines in India for all the wrong reasons, writes Rob Cockerill

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    Reminders of the helium supply chain complexities

    2021-04-15T11:17:00Z

    Rob Cockerill reflects on an interesting quarter for helium in his latest column for gasworld.

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    CGA looks forward to 2021

    2021-01-01T07:00:00Z

    As we move into 2021, at the CGA we will continue to focus on providing industry leadership in support of our safety mission, while adopting new ways to effectively get our work done and best serve our members and the compressed gas industry as a whole, writes President and CEO ...

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    Arrival of the ‘visible industry’

    2020-12-31T07:00:00Z

    Ellen Daniels, Chief Executive of the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA), reflects on her first year in the industry – and looks at some of the opportunities to promote the sector in 2021.

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    Reminders of our industry’s agility…and roadmaps to its future

    2020-12-25T07:00:00Z

    What a year. How many times has that sentence been uttered this year? These are exceptional times and 2020 is for all, very much the year we’d like to forget and move on from. Yet, writes Rob Cockerill, amidst it all we have seen strong reminders once more of the ...

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    Survive or thrive in 2021?

    2020-12-24T09:00:00Z

    So, we’ve almost made it to the finish line. 2020 is drawing to a close. But it is also the start line as we look forward to 2021, writes Stephen B. Harrison.

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    A circular approach to the shape of our future

    2020-11-20T11:51:00Z

    Hydrogen rightly courts all of the attention today when we talk about the clean energies transition and green industrial revolutions. It’s the fast-emerging darling of the energy sector, it’s enjoyed an incredible year in terms of momentum, and I do firmly believe it’s about as close to a silver bullet ...

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    Chart’s launchpad into clean energies growth

    2020-10-14T11:11:00Z

    Rob Cockerill observes how Chart’s latest acquisition demonstrates its strong and evident alignment with not just its core areas of focus – but the emerging energy markets that will drive growth in the future.

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    Mixed fortunes in LNG markets

    2020-10-02T13:52:00Z

    It’s interesting to read GlobalData’s take this week on BP’s LNG business as it pivots away from big oil in the long-term, and the commitments that it’s claimed it needs to make in what is a relatively uncertain LNG market right now.

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    Exuding energy for future pathways

    2020-08-04T12:21:00Z

    In a week full of quarterly financials and the broader backdrop of a year so clearly dominated by Covid-19, it would have been easy to miss the significance of two key stories recently concerning the basic building blocks of the industrial gases industry, writes Rob Cockerill.

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    Industrial gases fulfilling potential in health and decarbonisation

    2020-07-15T21:04:00Z

    Thirty years ago, almost to the day, I joined BOC Gases in the UK. I had completed my Chemical Engineering Masters degree at Imperial College and I was looking forward to setting out on my career.

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    The ‘Next Generation EU’ recovery package: great news for green hydrogen

    2020-06-01T08:51:00Z

    Green hydrogen is likely to get a significant boost it as part of a €750bn EU recovery package, writes Stephen B. Harrison in an exclusive thought leadership column for gasworld.