Air Products' Oklahoma Facility Welcomed by Oilfield Services Industry

    Air Products' Oklahoma Facility Welcomed by Oilfield Services Industry

PR Newswire

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 8, 2012

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Strengthening its position in
the oilfield services industry with a new liquid nitrogen production facility
in Mooreland, Oklahoma, Air Products (NYSE: APD) today held an Open House for
customers and other guests to celebrate the plant's onstream status. The new
facility will produce approximately 250 tons per day of liquid nitrogen and
increases Air Products' existing leadership position in supplying the region's
oilfield services industry. The new plant will focus service on Woodward,
Oklahoma and surrounding oil and gas producing areas in the state, and in
Kansas and Texas.

"The decision to build this new merchant facility here demonstrates our
commitment to the oilfield services industry in this region, and the response
from customers has been strong. In addition to this plant, we have
proactively taken actions to optimize the supply chain for customers and
reduce their ancillary costs. The new plant and improved customer service and
logistics will assist in meeting increased liquid nitrogen demand for the
region's growing oilfield services industry," said Nelson Squires, vice
president and general manager, North America Merchant Gases at Air Products.

Squires also noted that beyond the new plant, Air Products has established
several additional support and product offerings for the regional oilfield
services industry including:

  odesigning the plant for continuous operations and 24/7 customer product
    pick-up;
  ocreating a team of oilfield customer service representatives who work in
    tandem with a team of logistics specialists for the region to provide
    oilfield services customers 24/7 coverage;
  oestablishing permanentproduct staging areas close to field locations, and
    an increasing fleet of mobile storage vessels to locate product directly
    in the field and close to the wellhead;
  oincreasing a truck fleet designed for off-road conditions with sleeper
    cabs for driver layovers; and
  oretro-fitting product trailers with a state-of-the-art electronic pressure
    limiting system to reduce the risk of overpressure conditions while
    delivering to low pressure oilfield services vessels.

The Mooreland facility is also an FDA certified plant and will supply nitrogen
to other local industries such as food and metals processing.

Air Products has supplied nitrogen and oxygen for upstream oil and gas
production and processing for more than 40 years utilizing a variety of supply
modes along with the most comprehensive package of value-added technologies,
services and equipment available. For more information on Air Products' work
in the oilfield services industry go to:
www.airproducts.com/industries/energy/oilgas-production/oilfield-services.aspx.

Air Products has additional Oklahoma operations in Pryor which produces liquid
products for other markets including food, chemicals, metal processing,
electronics and medical applications.

About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases;
performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the
company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and
sustainable. More than 20,000 employees in over 50 countries supply innovative
solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include
semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas
liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2012, Air
Products had sales approaching $10 billion. For more information, visit
www.airproducts.com.

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe
harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
These forward-looking statements are based on management's reasonable
expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding
important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ
materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking
statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including
risk factors described in the Company's Form 10K for its fiscal year ended
September 30, 2011.

SOURCE Air Products

Website: http://www.airproducts.com
Contact: Media Inquiries, Art George, +1-610-481-1340,
georgeaf@airproducts.com; Investor Inquiries, Simon Moore, +1-610-481-7461,
mooresr@airproducts.com
 
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