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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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    One point for creativity, two points for plagiarism

    2021-05-04T11:00:00Z

    It is not unusual for an atmospheric/industrial gas supplier to provide bulk, microbulk or packaged medical grade oxygen to the healthcare industry. Successively, many independent gas distributors supplying medical oxygen have experienced a demand surge with the pandemic.

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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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    All set for the new world of conferencing

    2021-04-01T13:39:00Z

    In her regular column for gasworld, Ellen Daniels, Chief Executive of the British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) sets out plans for the national trade body’s move to a digital world for its annual conference.

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    All about recognition

    2021-03-05T13:09:00Z

    It now seems an age away, when, in my last column for gasworld, I spoke of my wish for a Brexit deal. FortunateIy, a Trade and Co-operation Agreement was struck between the UK and the EU on the eve of the festive season, and while time will tell how that ...

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    Implementing e-commerce systems

    2021-03-05T13:45:00Z

    It seems that almost every article in the e-commerce space references or touches on the impact of Amazon, and for good reason. It is now the largest e-commerce company in the world and largest retailer by market capitalisation.

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    Out of uncertainty comes opportunity

    2021-02-01T06:00:00Z

    Refinery operators were already facing mounting challenges in 2019: declining demand for gasoline and diesel in some markets, new and very efficient capacity coming on-stream and increasing regulatory requirements, to name a few. Then, 2020 brought even more difficulties with the unprecedented challenges to operations brought on by the Covid-19 ...

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    Ken Thompson: Distributors expand gases-related presence

    2021-02-01T12:38:00Z

    In the early 1960s, Union Carbide’s Linde Division, Airco, and National Cylinder Gas began aligning with welding supplies distributors to expand their respective presence in cylinder gases distribution. Each of the major gas producers recognised the logistics costs in serving small end users and responded by establishing networks of independent ...

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    The CO2 business in 2021

    2021-02-01T06:00:00Z

    Here we are, deep into the Covid-19 infection, which has in some ways helped some industries and crippled others. When thinking of carbon dioxide (CO2) sources and activities this year, I projected growth among many industries to be about 3% this year. We have a number of industries which may ...

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    Business resilience

    2021-01-15T14:08:00Z

    A few years ago (2017), Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, published a book with Adam Grant called ‘OPTION B’ on the topic of building personal ‘resilience’ after the tragic loss of her husband. The book offered compelling insights for dealing with personal hardships in our own lives and how ...

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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 ...