Praxair Posts Monthly Business Trends for April 2006

Praxair Posts Monthly Business Trends for April 2006

May 22, 2006

DANBURY, Conn., May 22, 2006 — Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) today is posting a report on April 2006 business trends on its web site, www.praxair.com, in the "Investors" section. The report compares April’s sales with those of the same month in the prior year, briefly highlighting market and other factors impacting the business.

Praxair is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2005 sales of $7.7 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric and process gases, and high-performance surface coatings. More information on Praxair is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com.

Contact
Media Contact:
Jason Stewart

Email: jason_stewart@praxair.com

Phone: 1-203-837-2448

Investor Relations Contact:
Kelcey Hoyt

Email: kelcey_hoyt@praxair.com

Phone: 1-203-837-2118