Friday, 31 October 2014

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Linde generates slight increase in revenue

The Linde Group has revealed a mixed bag of results for the nine months to 30th September 2014, though the overall takeaway was an increase in revenue and a performance described by CEO Dr. Wolfgang Büchele as having ‘held our own pretty well’.

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Air Liquide and CEA strengthen partnership

After jointly conducting a number of projects in recent years on energy transition, Air Liquide and French government-funded technological research organisation CEA have strengthened their partnership with a new five-year strategic agreement.


Bichara named Praxair VP

Praxair, Inc. has announced that Guillermo Bichara, currently Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary, is to succeed Jim Breedlove as Vice-President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, effective 1st January (2015).

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Messer reinforces position in Vietnam

The Messer Group has built its third gases production plant in northern Vietnam for steelmaker Hoa Phat Steel, further reinforcing its position in the region.

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UK first as hydrogen station is launched

Honda, BOC and fellow project partners including the Technology Strategy Board are today launching the UK’s first commercial scale, solar-powered, multi-application hydrogen facility in Swindon.

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RasGas - Helium refinery tender announcement

RasGas invites all industrial gas companies who meet the mandatory requirements to submit a bid for the Helium Refinery 3 project, located in Ras Laffan Industrial City in the state of Qatar.


First helium production in Canada since 1977

Quantum Technology Corporation and Quantum Helium Management Corporation are pleased to announce the start-up of their new helium purification plant in Canada this summer. Their plant has produced truckloads of helium that is ready to deliver.

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NASA awards gases contracts

NASA has awarded an agency-wide multiple award contracts to Air Products and Chemicals and Linde consolidating the agency’s requirements for 10.2 million litres of liquid helium and 128.6 million cubic feet of gaseous helium to support operations at 13 NASA locations.

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Linde generates slight increase in revenue

31 Oct 2014

The Linde Group has revealed a mixed bag of results for the nine months to 30th September 2014, though the overall takeaway was an increase in revenue and a performance described by CEO Dr. Wolfgang Büchele as having ‘held our own pretty well’.

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Praxair delivers solid third quarter

29 Oct 2014

Despite mixed volume growth across the globe and continued slower than expected growth in many emerging markets, Praxair, Inc. has delivered ‘solid’ third quarter results and saw operating profit growth exceed that of sales.

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Air Liquide: Q3 growth 'faster than market'

24 Oct 2014

Air Liquide’s operating performance remains solid after a third quarter which saw group revenue rise 4.3% to €3.8bn compared with third quarter (Q3) 2013, and up 1.0% on a reported basis. Chairman and CEO Benoit Potier describes the growth as outpacing the market in the quarter.

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Airgas reports Fiscal 2015 second quarter

23 Oct 2014

Airgas, Inc. has reported a fiscal second quarter (2014) sales increase of 6% over the prior year, up to $1.36bn and with organic sales that were ‘slightly above’ the company’s expectations. Organic sales were up 4% over the prior year, with gas and rent up 3% and hardgoods up 6%.

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Siemens selects Oerlikon Leybold vacuum

The modern, modular pump system concept of Oerlikon Leybold for vacuum technology in steel degassing has proven its effectiveness as Siemens Metals Technologies has ordered another mechanical vacuum system which will be used by an end customer in Mexico.

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Pioneering NOx removal launched

Linde has announced that it has launched a new innovative emissions removal technology called LoTOx™ - which is available for the power industry to benefit from. The new product targets nitrogen oxides (NOx) and is available to industry in North America.


New integrity management team from Chesterfield

gasworld can exclusively reveal that Chesterfield Special Cylinders has launched a new integrity management team to work with owners and operators of high pressure gas storage vessels – as installed in rigs and ships.

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Oil and gas services – November 2014

Oil and gas services – Renewed demand Subscription

29 Oct 2014

Despite a decline in some regions, global long-term oil consumption is still seen to be rising. At the same time, various dynamics are stimulating oil and gas activity in one of the biggest markets in the world, the US. North America is awash with newly producible shale gas and ‘tight’ oil reserves.

The best is yet to come...October 2014

The best is yet to come...An interview with NOVAIR Subscription

1 Oct 2014

President and CEO Bernard Zenou explains why the NOVAIR Group is ready for further growth in onsite medical oxygen.

Home oxygen On the move – October 2014

Home oxygen – On the move Subscription

1 Oct 2014

Oxygen is one of the most frequently used treatments in healthcare, and a focus on homecare has resulted in considerable innovation in the market in recent years. Reliable, inexpensive and portable home oxygen concentrators are driving the change. Helen Carmichael reports.


Goals clear for new look Air Products Subscription

29 Oct 2014

Following the announcement from the company of major restructuring at Air Products, Stuart Radnedge looks at what it could mean for the Pennsylvania-headquartered major industrial gases business and the first 100 days of its new leader – Seifi Ghasemi.

Global Gases – November 2014

Global Gases – Ready for the next level... Subscription

29 Oct 2014

Managing Director and CEO Deepak Mehta discusses the ‘phenomenal growth’ of Global Gases and why the group is focusing its efforts on the Asia-Pacific market, in an interview with gasworld magazine.

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Regional Markets

Shale gas – November 2014

Shale gas – Industry revolution or public revolt? Subscription

Paul Taylor, Senior Vice-President EMEA, AspenTech discusses the revolution in the energy landscape as a result of the shale gale – and whether it’s a case of industry revolution or public revolt for this particular dynamic in oil and gas.

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Oxygen losses reduced in hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Air Products has developed a new patent-pending technology that reduces the loss of normally vented oxygen by as much as 30% from a compact, multi-cryogenic tank system that supplies hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment centres.

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Regional markets: Focus on Italy Subscription

When gasworld last focused on the Italian industrial gases market, the emphasis was on recovery from the global economic recession. The region’s economy had stabilised – later than fellow many fellow European markets – and this was reflected in a marginal return to growth in its gases business in 2010.

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Asia-Pacific 2014

Asia-Pacific Industrial Gas Conference, Singapore November 17-19, 2014

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Boundary Dam project unveiled

The long awaited moment in the history of carbon capture and storage (CCS) has arrived: today marks the formal start up of the first of its kind commercial-scale coal-fired power plant CCS operation.


Biogas project ordered from WELTEC

French agriculture has a wealth of raw and waste materials that are suitable for biogas plants. However, only half of the available materials are presently used for energy production. However, ambitious targets to raise biogas usage up to 50% by 2020 have been drawn up.

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Efficient transport modes for the fracking industry Subscription

2 Apr 2014 | By Dr Roy S Irani

Fracking and natural gas have been such common words in recent forums and the gas receptacle world has not been left out. If anything, both the gas cylinder and automotive industries have been preparing for this ‘green’ fuel alternative for several decades and have considered not only the output post the fracking process – compressed natural gas (CNG) – but also hydrogen as potential future fuels.

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Cryogenic valves for an evolving LNG industry Subscription

5 Feb 2014 | By Keith Stewart

As one of the first cryogenic service providers to enter the LNG industry, it’s well over a decade since Herose started supplying valves for LNG applications.

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