State secures liquid oxygen supplies to keep up with increased demand

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — The state says it’s taken steps to secure a consistent supply of liquid oxygen after demand jumped 250% last month prompting concerns of a shortage.

Officials say an expedited shipment is already on the way from Los Angeles.

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The first two containers are expected to arrive Sunday, Sept. 5, followed by another shipment on Wednesday, Sept. 8.

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Empty containers will be shipped back to be refilled therefore creating a rotating supply.

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