C02 shortage threatens World Cup beer supply


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C02 shortage threatens World Cup beer supply

(CNN) — The football World Cup usually means barbeques, beer, and big summer parties, but these plans could fall flat for many Europeans this year.
A massive shortage of carbon dioxide gas used to inject the fizz into many canned and bottled beverages is said to be threatening stocks of beer and soda.
And the CO2 drought couldn't have come at a worse time.
High summer temperatures, combined with an exciting start to the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia were supposed to be a major boost to beer sales, as spectators across Europe hit bars and pubs to watch the games.
"We are aware of a situation affecting the availability of CO2 across Europe," says Brigid Simmonds, chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association. "Given the time of year and the World Cup, this situation has arisen at an unfortunate time for the brewing industry."

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