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Air Products Wins Four ASU Train Contract with Lu'An Mining

         Air Products Wins Four ASU Train Contract with Lu'An Mining

Second Largest ASU Single Project Onsite Order Ever

PR Newswire

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Feb. 20, 2013

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Air Products' pursuit and
success in developing large air separation unit (ASU) projects in China has
been bolstered with the winning of the second largest ASU onsite order ever
awarded to the company for a single project. Air Products (NYSE: APD)
announced today the signing of a long-term agreement with Shanxi Lu'An Mining
(Group) Co., Ltd. for Air Products to build, own and operate four ASUs
producing oxygen, nitrogen, compressed instrument air and steam to supply
Lu'An's multiple process trains at its coal gasification facility to be built
in Changzhi City, Shanxi Province, China.

Air Products' four ASUs will combine to supply over 10,000 tons per day (TPD)
of oxygen, more than 6,000 TPD of nitrogen, and over 700 TPD of instrument
air. The first of the four ASUs is targeted for onstream in July 2015. The
remaining three are to be operational at one month intervals with the final
ASU scheduled for commercial operation in October 2015.

"It's been our strategy to pursue large ASU projects in the high growth China
coal gasification market, and this four plant configuration represents Air
Products' second largest project ever for a single on-site order. This is
another key win and important project for Air Products as we continue to grow
our relationship with the major coal groups in China," said Steve Jones, Air
Products' China president. China has significant coal reserves to produce
syngas from the coal and then convert the syngas into fuel, chemicals, and
fertilizers. At Lu'An's Changzhi City facility, the coal to liquids project
will produce mainly diesel fuel and derivatives. Air Products' ASU trains
will include design enhancements to minimize operating costs through energy
efficiency. Technology advancements and other productivity improvements
support Air Products' overall sustainability goals of reducing energy
consumption and emissions.

"At Lu'An, we strive to cooperate and grow with industry leaders like Air
Products. We look forward to further cooperation between our companies," said
Mr. Jinping Li, chairman of Lu'An when meeting with Jones.

The Lu'An win is Air Products' eighth major investment supporting the
gasification segment and the second supporting the coal to liquid sub-segment
in China. Once all the projects under construction are completed, Air
Products will have 18 ASUs supplying large tonnage quantities of industrial
gases to Chinese gasification facilities. Among these projects being built by
Air Products is the largest single on-site ASU ever awarded to an industrial
gas company. The facility will be owned and operated by Air Products in
Yulin, Shaanxi Province, China. It will include multiple ASU trains and
produce 12,000 TPD of oxygen and significant tonnage volumes of nitrogen and
compressed dry air for a coal chemical plant. The facility is to be commercial
in 2014.

Lu'An Mining is ranked as one of China's top 100 companies and is ranked
eighth in the Chinese coal industry. Founded in 1959, Lu'An Mining is a
Shanxi provincial state-owned coal mining conglomerate with coal mining as its
base business and extensions into segments of coal to power, coking, liquids
and chemicals.

Air Products has been operating in China since 1987 and was one of the first
multinational industrial gas corporations to invest in the country. With over
40 operating entities, 50 production facilities and 2,800 employees, the
company has already established a strong market position in China, serving a
broad range of industries.

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 of approaching $10 billion. For more information, visit
http://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, 2012.

SOURCE Air Products

Website: http://www.airproducts.com
Contact: Media Inquiries: (Asia) Jessica Cheng, (852) 2863-0585,
chengjs@airproducts.com or (U.S.) Art George, +1-610) 481-1340,
georgeaf@airproducts.com; Investor Inquiries: Simon Moore, +1-610-481-7461,
mooresr@airproducts.com
 
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