How COVID-19’s quarantine affected the CO2 shortage
We have seen numerous photos of the positive effect that the quarantine had on the environment. From night skies being brighter to waterways becoming clearer. The fact that less vehicles on the road benefited Mother Nature is hard to dispute.
With less people driving comes lower fuel production. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “COVID-19 mitigation efforts resulted in the lowest U.S. petroleum consumption in decades.” The was a 41% decline from January 1 – March 13, 2020 in motor gasoline and a whopping 62% decline in jet fuel.
So, what does this have to do with the carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage you ask? Less driving and fuel consumption means less ethanol production. Less ethanol production means less CO2. The carbon dioxide that we use to carbonate beverages and produce dry ice is a by-product of ethanol production.
Ethanol is typically made as additive to gasoline from corn, sugar cane and sugar beets. The resulting CO2 from the process is captured and reused. CO2 can be produced and captured from a variety of processes, but the purity of beverage grade CO2 is 99.9% pure. Not all processes result in CO2 capture that has these few impurities.
While more people are on the road now and fuel consumption is creeping back up, it will take a while before supply catches up with demand. Industry experts expect the shortages to last through at least the end of 2020. This drives up the cost of CO2 and its availability. It also plays a significant part in the availability of dry ice that is made from compressed CO2.
If you are looking for a dependable supply of CO2, look no further than Tri-State Carbonation Service. For a free, no obligation quote give us a call at 866-763-2427 or complete the form below.
As a dependable, family owned beverage CO2 supplier, we gain customers one local restaurant, bar & brewery at a time. Our sales folks live within their sales territories and take special interest in their customers.
In 2020, we’ve heard all kinds of stories about how large investor owned beverage gas suppliers have treated their consumers poorly. The Lark Pub and Grub in East Northport, Long Island joined Tri-State Carbonation Service’s family after being mistreated by a large international beverage gas supplier.
When the Lark’s owner, Tim Kelly called their previous supplier to come pick up their equipment, he was told we’ll get to you when we get there. Oh, and by the way, we’re going to continue billing you until we’re able to get there.
Tim is no strange to high stress situations. A nearly 20-year veteran of the New York Mercantile Exchange, he traded in the high-speed, heart attack inducing crude oil futures. You just don’t treat small business owners this way and he decided it was time for a change. That’s when he got a hold of Steve Oliver from TCS.
Opened in 2009, The Lark Pub & Grub is a full-service bar that specializes in craft beer. They feature 26 rotating lines from local and international breweries. With a full menu, they currently offer surprisingly generous $5.99 lunch specials Monday – Friday. Visit their website for details.
If you own a restaurant, bar or brewery and want to be treated right, give us a call at 866-763-2427 or complete the form below. One of our expert beverage gas professionals will reach out with options to fit your business.
It doesn’t matter if your business is located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island, Tri-State Carbonation Service is your dependable, honest bulk CO2 supplier.
For the best beverage grade CO2, look no further than TCSCO2. Why use bulk CO2 for your restaurant, bar or brewery?
The Bulk CO2 System provides a continuous and reliable supply of quality CO2 and takes the guesswork out of deciding when to refill the tank through automatic deliveries based on usage. Check out our PDF here.
- No more changing tanks during peak business hours;
- No more flat beer or flat soda;
- No more wasting products and supplies;
- No more damage to the business property by rolling out heavy cylinders;
- No more injuries to employees by rolling out of cylinder tanks.
If you’re looking for a company that cares for its customers like family, give us a call at 866-763-2427. A dedicated sales rep will reach out to discuss your specific needs. You may also complete the form below and we will reach out.
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Hyde Park Brewing Company
Tri-State Carbonation Service welcomes Hyde Park Brewing Company to the family! This local institution has been with a competitor almost since the beginning of its existence in 1995. Ace sales rep Debbie Carcone has spoken with them over the years but this summer they decided it was time to join TCSCO2.
“Anytime is a good time for a beer” is Hyde Park Brewing Company’s motto. They brew a unique handcrafted flavor profile and offer a variety of beers to compliment the Brewpub fresh cuisine that they serve. Many of their dishes include their own handcrafted beers. They pride themselves in using seasonal Hudson Valley farm ingredients in their dishes and beers.
If you are looking to change bulk CO2 suppliers or just want to find out your options, give Debbie or any of the ace sales folks at Tri-State Carbonation a call at 866-763-2427. TCS offers complete, quality-driven carbonation solutions for the restaurant and beverage dispensing industries for over 35 years. Let us provide your restaurant, bar, or brewery with a hassle-free affordable alternative to high pressure cylinder tanks. We look forward to speaking with you!