Praxair Expands in Western Canada to Serve Oil and Gas Market
January 22, 2014
DANBURY, Conn., January 22, 2014 — Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) announced that the company has completed an upgrade to its air separation liquefaction capabilities in Fort Saskatchewan and Prentiss, Alberta. In addition, Praxair has completed the construction of new carbon dioxide and liquid nitrogen distribution and storage facilities in Grande Prairie, Alberta, and Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
The plant upgrades and new facilities and equipment are part of Praxair’s ongoing commitment to Western Canada’s growing oil and gas market. Praxair Canada also operates more than 50 kilometers of pipelines in the Edmonton – Fort Saskatchewan corridor.
“We continue to invest in key infrastructure expansion and upgrades that increase our capacity in the region, further enabling Praxair to reliably serve energy customers throughout Western Canada,” said Sean Durbin, president of Praxair Canada. “Our expanded air separation units, new distribution and storage facilities and additional transportation equipment provide us more flexibility to deliver our products to our customers when and where they need them most.”
Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 250 company with 2012 sales of $11 billion, is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and many others. More information about Praxair, Inc. is available at www.praxair.com.