Gasworld.com calls it a “crisis” for carbonated drinks producers.
“Bizarre news story of the shortage in Western Europe of food-grade carbon dioxide,” says reader Robert Boon. “The fertilizer and chemical plants which produce the gas as a bi-product shut down for annual maintenance and the soft drinks and the brewing industry fear a shortage of the gas.”
Here’s how Gasworld.com puts it:
“In what has been described as the ‘worst supply situation to hit the European carbon dioxide (CO2) business in decades’, many consumers of CO2 – especially the carbonated drinks producers – are desperate for supplies of the product.”
To paraphrase ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’
CO2, CO2 everywhere but not a drop for a drink.
– Robert Boon