Involuntary Time Travelers: how COVID-19 impacts industry and infrastructure
Involuntary Time Travelers
In the “Involuntary Time Travelers” series, Quasset CEO Tjibbe Bouma explores the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on various sectors, with a specific focus on industrial and public infrastructure, and the supply chains dedicated to it.
“This involuntary global experience gives us a unique sneak peek into what the future may look like. Normally this is the realm of strategic planners, board rooms, policymakers, scientists, visionaries and dreamers. Now we all get to see it, if we choose to look.
And since we find ourselves here, do we want go back to our old lives as quickly as possible? Or, do we leverage this experience to return better prepared for the future?”
The oil industry
“Have we been thrown back into the past or propelled into the future?”
This article takes a look at how COVID-19 is impacting the oil and gas industry with the key question: Could peak oil be behind us?
The airline industry
The airline industry has been one of the hardest hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Airlines are on their knees. Most of them will not be able to survive without massive state aid. Governments will go out of their way to salvage national airlines, for economic reasons or spurred on by national political pressure. … The elephant in the room is that there is a very simple and effective way to reduce air transport related emissions.”
Will the EU grab this opportunity to shine?