Air Liquide Announces Startup of Nitrogen Plant in North Dakota

Air Liquide Announces Startup of Nitrogen Plant in North Dakota

Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP today announced the start up of a new nitrogen
production plant in Tioga, North Dakota. The plant will increase the region's
nitrogen supply, further supporting growth in drilling operations in the
oil-rich Bakken reserves.

HOUSTON, Texas, March 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Air Liquide
Industrial U.S. LP today announced the start up of a new nitrogen production
plant in Tioga, North Dakota. The plant will increase the region's nitrogen
supply, further supporting growth in drilling operations in the oil-rich
Bakken reserves.

"We continue to position ourselves to better support this growing oil and gas
region," said Wayne Bohannon, president, Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP. "The
growing demand for nitrogen in this region coupled with the booming oilfield
services activity there and in other regions of the US, aligns well with our
offers and capabilities and our growth and expansion plans to serve this
industry."

In North America, Air Liquide supplies nitrogen and carbon dioxide to oil and
gas producers to support drilling operations and increase oil and natural gas
recovery. The use of liquid nitrogen and carbon dioxide in the exploration
process can displace the use of water by upwards of 50 percent and offers
significant production and environmental benefits to traditional methods.

Air Liquide in the U.S.

Air Liquide – the world leader in gases, technologies and services for
Industry and Health – employs more than 5,000 people in the U.S. in over 200
locations. The company offers industrial and medical gases, technologies and
related services to customers in energy, industrial, electronics and
healthcare markets.

Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP

Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP supplies industrial gases in bulk quantities,
clean energy solutions, and related products and services to customers in a
range of industries: food and beverage, automotive, metallurgy,
pharmaceuticals, chemicals, laboratory and analysis, materials handling,
healthcare and others.

Air Liquide Group

World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air
Liquide is present in 80 countries with close to 50,000 employees and serves
more than 2 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have
been at the core of the company's activities since its creation in 1902. Air
Liquide's ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term
performance and acting responsibly.

Air Liquide ideas create value over the long term. At the core of the
company's development are the commitment and constant inventiveness of its
people.

Air Liquide anticipates the challenges of its markets, invests locally and
globally and delivers high-quality solutions to its customers and patients,
and the scientific community.

The company relies on competitiveness in its operations, targeted investments
in growing markets and innovation to deliver profitable growth over the
long-term.

Air Liquide's revenues amounted to € 15.3 billion in 2012, and its solutions
that protect life and the environment represented around 40% of sales. Air
Liquide is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (compartment A) and is
a member of the CAC 40 and Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 indexes.

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CONTACT: Air Liquide
         Heather Browne
         heather.browne@airliquide.com
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