Air Products' LNG Expertise Selected for PETRONAS LNG Train 9 Project in Malaysia

   Air Products' LNG Expertise Selected for PETRONAS LNG Train 9 Project in

Order Comes Within a Year After PETRONAS Chose Air Products' Technology for
Another LNG Project

PR Newswire

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa, April 15, 2013

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD),
the global leader in liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology and equipment,
today announced it has received an LNG heat exchanger order from PETRONAS for
a major LNG project in Malaysia. Air Products' SplitMR® liquefaction process
and technology was selected and will be supplied to the PETRONAS LNG Train 9
Project. This project will produce 3.6 million tons per year (MTPY) of LNG
and is an expansion of the existing PETRONAS LNG Complex in Bintulu, Sarawak,

For 20 years Air Products has supplied multiple LNG trains, technology and
equipment to the land-based PETRONAS Bintulu facility, with the first train
becoming operational in 1983. Overall, Air Products' LNG technology and
equipment is currently employed in the facility's eight existing production
trains designed to produce 25.7 MTPY of LNG. Production of LNG will increase
to 29.3 MTPY via the additional ninth train with Air Products involvement at
the Bintulu facility, targeted as ready-for-start-up by end 2015.

Today's LNG heat exchanger announcement is the second within a year, and
follows Air Products' July 2012 news of an order for its AP-N™ LNG process for
PETRONAS' Floating LNG Project 1 (PFLNG 1). PFLNG 1 is a floating LNG
production platform which will operate 180 kilometers off the coast of
Malaysia. It will produce 1.2 million tons per year of LNG when it comes on
stream in late 2015. The AP-N™ LNG process is the most efficient of all
nitrogen recycle LNG processes in the industry, and is ideally suited for FLNG

When the new projects are onstream at the two PETRONAS-operated locations, Air
Products' technology and equipment will be integral to the production of an
additional 4.8 MTPY of LNG in Malaysia.

"Air Products relationship with PETRONAS continues to grow with this large
scale equipment order. We believe this new order is a result of the proven
performance of our technology and our decades of working with PETRONAS," said
Jim Solomon, director – LNG with Air Products. "In LNG industry development
around the globe, PETRONAS is a major player, and we take pride in providing
our leading technology to assist in their success with these major projects."

A majority of total worldwide LNG is produced with Air Products' technology.
Air Products has now designed, manufactured and exported 100 coil wound heat
exchangers for LNG projects around the globe over the last four decades. In
support of the LNG industry, Air Products provides process technology and key
equipment for the heart of the natural gas liquefaction process for large
export plants, small and mid-sized LNG plants, floating LNG plants and LNG
peak shavers. Upstream, Air Products provides both nitrogen and natural gas
dehydration membrane systems for offshore platforms. Downstream, Air Products
provides dry inert gas generators for LNG carriers, shipboard membrane
nitrogen systems, and land-based membrane and cryogenic nitrogen systems for
LNG import terminals and base-load LNG plants.

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

Petroliam Nasional Berhad, or PETRONAS, which is wholly owned by the
government of Malaysia, is an integrated oil and gas company with a
significant global presence. A Fortune Global 500 company, its business
activities include harnessing natural gas reserves locally and abroad. The
company is among the world's largest integrated LNG players with strategic
interests in LNG production and related facilities in Malaysia and overseas.
For more information, visit

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

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