Okra Energy awarded contract

Okra Energy USA has been awarded the Right of First Refusal for all future natural gas liquefaction (LNG) projects on behalf of Lipigas S.A., a Latin America-based energy provider, and its affiliates.

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Exclusive interview with Ad Astra Rocket

gasworld speaks to some of the Ad Astra Rocket team to gain an insight into the company’s ambitions within its Costa Rican and Houston facilities.

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Las Catalinas partners with Ad Astra Rocket and Toyota

Las Catalinas, a beach town in Costa Rica, has introduced the 2019 Toyota Mirai, an electric vehicle that can travel up to 300 miles on a single tank of hydrogen.

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Ad Astra strengthens H2 infrastructure in Costa Rica

Ad Astra Rocket Company, Costa Rica, has initiated two major projects valued at approximately $765,000 to strengthen Central America’s first green hydrogen ecosystem.

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Messer Americas enters US market

Messer Americas has officially been launched after Messer Group and CVC Capital Partners Fund VII recently announced the completion of the planned acquisition of certain businesses in North and South America from Linde plc.

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Praxair Q3 sales impacted by challenging economic environment

Praxair, Inc. has reported third quarter (Q3) 2015 net income and diluted earnings per share of $401m and $1.40, respectively. Results reflect a challenging macro-economic climate in North America in particular, with sales activity in the quarter notably affected.

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Praxair expands in Peru with Tecnogas acquisition

A local producer and distributor of CO2 and industrial gases in the South American country, Praxair has acquired a company with a rich history of serving the market for over 50 years.

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Exchange rate change for Praxair

The company has announced it will no longer use the Venezuelan government’s official exchange rate of 6.3 bolivars per US dollar. It will instead use the new approved rate of 50 bolivars per US dollar – thus providing a charge of $131m in the fourth-quarter 2014 results.

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Brazil’s Engemasa Valve acquired

Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s Industrial division has announced the acquisition of the valve division of Engemasa Engenharia E Materiais LTDA of Sao Carlos, Brazil.


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Focus on South America

By Eduardo Pelitti, published in gasworld magazine

The industrial gases market after the Linde-Praxair merger facing slow economic growth, writes Eduardo Pelitti.

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Air Liquide Advanced Technologies gets Nevada approval


Air Liquide Advanced Technologies US (ALATUS), LLC has had an application to expand their hydrogen business in Nevada.

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Nitrotec introduces new product line to the market


Nitrotec Industrias Metalúrgicas, engineer, manufacturer and installer of new equipment for the chemical, petrochemical, food and gas industries based in Itatiba, Brazil, presents its new range of 1000, 2000 and 3000 litre cryogenic skid tanks.

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Nitrotec opens new factory

2015-10-22T10:31:00+01:00By Stuart Radnedge

The new factory has been constructed in a strategic location with direct access to the highway. It also has 3,000m2 of a covered area, housed on 10,000m2 of land.

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Altenesol and AMCS finalise Columbia LNG deal

2015-08-17T15:42:00+01:00By Stuart Radnedge

The deal will see the two companies build a LNG plant, in the region of El Viajano in the Colombian area of Cordoba.

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Sebigas awarded construction contract

Raízen-Geo has awarded Italian company Sebigas the contract for the construction of a 17.5 MW biogas plant in Brazil.

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Air Liquide Advanced Technologies gets Nevada approval

Air Liquide Advanced Technologies US (ALATUS), LLC has had an application to expand their hydrogen business in Nevada.

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Lucid Energy Group signs Marathon Oil deal

Lucid Energy Group has signed a long-term natural gas gathering and processing agreement with Marathon Oil Permian LLC, a subsidiary of Marathon Oil Company.