Praxair will expand its industrial gas production facility in Loveland, Colorado.

This increase is in response to the growing demand from oil and gas production customers in the U.S. Rocky Mountains.

The expanded facility will produce up to an additional 300 tons per day of liquid oxygen, nitrogen and argon to supply customers in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska and Kansas.

'The added capacity will further strengthen Praxair's ability to provide uninterrupted gas supply both in the near term and to support future growth in oil and gas production,' said Jim Fuchs, Praxair president, North American Industrial Gases.

The project is expected to start up by the fourth quarter of 2007.