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Part of the unintended consequences of the covid-19 lock down/stay at home mandates is a complete crash of oil prices. Nobody driving, no demand for gasoline, too much refined gasoline already in storage not being sold. But then how does that affect the price of beer you may ask? Well, part of beer distilling uses CO2 to "pre-fill" the bottles and cans before the beer is added and the container sealed. In the United States brewers buy their food grade CO2 from distributors who obtain the CO2 (which is a natural by-product of ethanol production) from oil refineries. Ethanol is a additive to gasoline/petroleum. No gas refining going on--- then no CO2 by-product (CO2 is also of course used in making soda pop and other carbonated soft drinks). As ait stands right now the price of food grade C02 has already gone up 30% in the last week or so, and beer and beverage producers are scrambling to get more CO2. So just a warning to all you beer and sodapop fans out there; time to start stocking up on your favorite beverages --same as stocking up on toilet paper and hand sanitizer. https://www.forbes.com/sites/chloesorvino/2020/04/17/coronavirus-to-burst-another-bubble-carbonation-shortage-threatens-seltzer-beer-and-soda/#5bdfa386702a
I think the 4 members of Led Zeppelin should do what so many other artists are doing from home or studio -FaceTime together and play a few songs to help the world get through this pandemic with a little help from their heros. I think Jimmy can lead this effort with Robert, Jonsey, and Jason coming in from their quarentine locations. How great would that be?