Linde to produce liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon in La Porte, Texas

    Linde to produce liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon in La Porte, Texas

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MURRAY HILL, N.J. and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Sept. 24, 2013

MURRAY HILL, N.J.and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Linde LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Linde North America, Inc., has broken
ground for construction of a new industrial gases liquefier in La Porte,
Texas. The plant will produce liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon at the
recently announced air separation unit (ASU) Linde is building at the site.

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Scott Latta, vice president of the south and west regions for Linde LLC, said,
"The La Porte liquefier will give us the size and operating efficiencies we
need to meet the rapidly growing demand in the Houston Ship Channel area." The
liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon produced at the plant will be delivered by
tanker truck to customers ranging from manufacturers of chemical and
petrochemical products to food processors, metal fabricators, metal heat
treaters, independent gases and welding distributors, and healthcare
providers.

Linde recently broke ground on a large, state-of-the art ASU plant in La
Porte. The ASU, part of a $200 million Linde investment that will also include
a gasification train and supporting equipment and facilities, will be the
largest such Linde plant in the U.S. When the plant comes on-stream in the
first quarter of 2015, Linde operations at the site will employ more than 50
people.

"Until the liquefier comes on stream, we'll continue to serve customers from
nearby Linde plants in Texas and Louisiana," Latta said. "When completed, the
plant will bring product closer to our customers which will improve their
supply security and reduce Linde's carbon footprint."

The La Porte ASU Plant will use less electricity by taking advantage of the
latest design technology from Linde Engineering. The La Porte ASU Plant's
close proximity to Linde customers will also result in less fuel consumption
by Linde's delivery trucks.

Linde North America Inc. is a member of the Linde Group, a world-leading gases
and engineering company with around 62,000 employees in more than 100
countries worldwide. In the 2012 financial year, Linde generated revenue of
EUR 15.280 bn (USD 19.9 bn). The strategy of the Group is geared towards
long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international
business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly
towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the
environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across
the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite
the goals of customer value and sustainable development.

For more information, visit http://www.lindeus.com

SOURCE Linde North America

Website: http://www.lindeus.com
Contact: Amy Ficon, Linde Corporate Communications, 908-771-1491,
amy.ficon@linde.com