Linde White Paper helps oil and gas companies comply with EPA regulation to control VOC emissions

 Linde White Paper helps oil and gas companies comply with EPA regulation to
                            control VOC emissions

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MURRAY HILL, N.J. and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Jan. 9, 2014

MURRAY HILL, N.J.and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Linde
North America today announced the publication of a white paper to help oil and
gas operations determine the most efficient and cost-effective method to
control the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which will enable
them to reduce the environmental impact of their VOC emissions and comply with
air quality regulations.

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The white paper,Solutions to Contain VOC Emissions and Comply with Evolving
EPA Regulations, is available as a free download on Linde's website:

The white paper addresses an update that the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) issued in August 2013 to its 2012 New Source Performance Standards for
oil and gas producers. The update states that storage tanks used in oil or
natural gas production and transmission, and have the potential to emit six or
more tons of VOCs a year, must control VOC emissions by 95 percent within a
certain timeframe.

This update has led many operations to re-evaluate their methods for
controlling VOC emissions. Some may need to quickly implement a solution to
comply with this new regulation, 40 CFR Part 60, by April 2014. 

Linde has found that using cryogenic condensation (also known as
"cryocondensation") to meet the EPA regulation can be a safe and
cost-effective method to significantly reduce VOC emissions, particularly if a
facility recovers and re-routes VOCs emitted or reuses the vaporized nitrogen.

"Cryocondensation may be an ideal and low-cost solution for an oil or gas
operation that needs to comply with the EPA's regulation quickly," explained
Leslie Waller, head of the Chemistry Industry at Linde North America and one
of the paper's authors.

The white paper suggests that cryocondensation may be a better way to control
VOC emissions at the point of use when compared to other solutions, not just
to meet EPA Regulation 40 CFR Part 60, but also to demonstrate compliance with
new and updated regulations.

The white paper outlines some of the challenges of meeting air quality
regulations and lists the potential methods to controlling VOC emissions as
well as the benefits to capturing those emissions. It also offers details on
how a facility can choose the right solution, including the experience and
technology needed to successfully install cryocondensation systems or other
abatement technologies for controlling VOC emissions.

For more details,

About Linde in North America
Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and
engineering company with around 63,000 employees in more than 100 countries
worldwide. In the 2012 financial year, Linde generated revenue of EUR 15.280
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.

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SOURCE Linde North America

Contact: Amy Ficon, Linde corporate communications, 908-771-1491,
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