Air Liquide inaugurates new nitrogen liquefaction facility in Dawson Creek, BC

Air Liquide inaugurates new nitrogen liquefaction facility in Dawson Creek, BC 
DAWSON CREEK, BC, Oct. 30, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Liquide Canada today 
inaugurated its new Air Separation Unit (ASU) in Dawson Creek, British 
Columbia. The new plant, once both phases are completed, will supply an excess 
of 450 tonnes per day of liquid nitrogen in order to meet the increasing 
demand of its industrial customers, particularly those in the oil and gas 
sector, in Northeastern British Columbia and Alberta. The new facility 
represents a significant investment in British Columbia of approximately $60 
Adam Peters, Air Liquide Canada President and CEO, commented: "The decision to 
invest in a new production facility in Northeastern British Columbia further 
demonstrates Air Liquide's commitment to its growth strategy and development 
opportunities in Canada, and affirms our leadership stance and ability to meet 
rising customer needs in the oil and gas sector." 
In Canada, Air Liquide supplies nitrogen and carbon dioxide to oil and gas 
producers to support drilling operations and increase the oil and/or natural 
gas recovery rate. Using nitrogen, a naturally-occurring element, in drilling 
operations can help notably decrease water consumption of the drilling 
The new facility currently employs three full-time operators as well as 
drivers, for a total of 10 permanent jobs. Phase one is now operational and 
the second phase will be operational in 2013. 
The inauguration ceremony, which took place at Air Liquide Canada's ASU at # 
2608-92 Avenue (New Subdivision) in Dawson Creek, was attended by local, 
provincial and national dignitaries including: Minister Moira Stilwell, His 
Worship, Mike Bernier, Mayor of Dawson Creek; Peace River MLA, Blair Lekstrom; 
Adam Peters, Air Liquide Canada President and CEO and Pierre Drolet, Vice 
President. City Councilors Sue Kenny, Cheryl Shuman, Duncan Malkinson, Charlie 
Parslow, Terry McFadyen and Shaely Wilbur, Air Liquide Canada employees, 
customers and suppliers also joined in celebrating the inauguration of the 
nitrogen liquefaction facility. 
Nitrogen is mainly found in the atmosphere, where it accounts for 78%, by 
volume, of the air we breathe. Nitrogen is used to optimize our customers' 
production processes, enhance safety and improve product quality. 
Air Liquide in Canada 
Founded in 1911, Air Liquide Canada has over 2,200 employees and serves over 
80,000 customers in Canada's aeronautics, automobile, agri-food, chemical, 
defence, electronics, energy, metallurgy, metal fabrication, mining and 
healthcare industries from sites located in key industrial regions from coast 
to coast. 
|Air Liquide is the world leader in gases for industry, health and the|
|environment, and is present in 80 countries with 46,200 employees.   |
|Oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and rare gases have been at the core of   |
|Air Liquide's activities since its creation in 1902. Using these     |
|molecules, Air Liquide continuously reinvents its business,          |
|anticipating the needs of current and future markets. The Group      |
|innovates to enable progress, to achieve dynamic growth and a        |
|consistent performance.                                              |
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|Innovative technologies that curb polluting emissions, lower         |
|industry's energy use, recover and reuse natural resources or develop|
|the energies of tomorrow, such as hydrogen, biofuels or photovoltaic |
|energy… Oxygen for hospitals, home healthcare, fighting        |
|nosocomial infections… Air Liquide combines many products and  |
|technologies to develop valuable applications and services not only  |
|for its customers but also for society.                              |
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|A partner for the long term, Air Liquide relies on employee          |
|commitment, customer trust and shareholder support to pursue its     |
|vision of sustainable, competitive growth. The diversity of Air      |
|Liquide's teams, businesses, markets and geographic presence provides|
|a solid and sustainable base for its development and strengthens its |
|ability to push back its own limits, conquer new territories and     |
|build its future.                                                    |
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|Air Liquide explores the best that air can offer to preserve life,   |
|staying true to its Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable  |
|development approach. In 2011, the Group's revenues amounted to      |
|€14.5 billion, of which more than 80% were generated outside   |
|France. Air Liquide is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange   |
|(compartment A) and is a member of the CAC 40 and Dow Jones Euro     |
|Stoxx 50 indexes.                                                    |
Air Liquide Canada Daniel Richard Manager, Communications 514-846-7735 
514-260-4548 (cell) 
Anne-Sophie Davy Consultant, Communications 514-846-6112 
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