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Air Products plans liquid N2 facility in Texas  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) announced plans to build, own and operate a new liquid nitrogen production facility in West Texas to serve the oil and gas industry in the Permian Basin. The new facility, to have an approximate 250-ton/d capacity, will strengthen Air Products’ existing leadership position in supplying the region’s oilfield services market. The Midland-Odessa located plant is to be onstream in 2015. Beyond the core focus on the Permian Basin area, the new facility will expand Air Products’ existing nitrogen production and distribution network in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas. This translates into increased customer supply reliability through Air Products’ extensive network of production plants, truck fleet, portable storage, and product staging areas to meet the dynamic needs of the oilfield services market. “The decision to build this facility will expand our nitrogen supply position for the fast-growing oilfield services market. The plant will assist in meeting increased liquid nitrogen demand for coiled tubing, fracturing and other oilfield applications, as well as enhance our responsiveness level to customers for field deliveries and services,”…
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