Praxair, Inc. and Praxair Canada Inc. are notifying industrial gas customers in the United States and Canada of the following price and facility fee/monthly basic charges increases, effective 1st January 2008, or as contracts permit:

󈵒% to 20% for nitrogen, oxygen, argon, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide
󈵗% to 30% for helium
•Up to 15% for facility fees/monthly basic charges

These actions are being implemented in response to escalating energy, logistics, and other operational costs as well as current supply/demand imbalances. Supply system capital and maintenance costs have also risen. Price adjustments may be higher or lower than these ranges where applicable.