Air Products, which recently opened a helium facility in Doe Canyon, Colorado, today held a grand opening at its new liquid nitrogen production facility in Odessa, Texas.

The Odessa facility, which has a 250 tpd capacity, gives the company a leadership position in supplying oilfield services customers in the Permian Basin and Mid-Continent regions of the US With the addition of this facility to Air Products’ robust supply network, the company has more liquid nitrogen plants serving the region than any other industrial gas company.

“The decision to build a new liquid nitrogen production facility here in Odessa was all about customer service and demonstrates our commitment to the oilfield services market,” said Marie Ffolkes, Vice President, Americas, for Industrial Gases at Air Products. “The Odessa facility strengthens Air Products’ existing nitrogen production and distribution network, enabling us to provide the oilfield services industry with a reliable, cost-effective, local supply. Our customers can count on Air Products to deliver product where they need it, when they need it.”

Reinforcing the supply network

In addition to serving the Permian Basin area, the new facility in Odessa reinforces Air Products’ nitrogen supply network in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. This provides Air Products’ customers with increased supply reliability through the company’s extensive network of production plants, truck fleet, portable storage, and products staging areas to meet the dynamic needs of the oilfield services market.

Keeping a sharp focus on customers’ needs, Air Products designed its new Odessa liquid nitrogen production facility to offer customers a drive-through layout for safe and fast nitrogen loading; 24/7 order placement or customer pick-up; a frac coordinator to help ensure timely and optimal equipment and product supply; portable nitrogen storage units to improve supply availability at oilfield sites; and a local, dedicated sales support team.