Air Products and PetroChina joint venture to build ASU in China


An Air Products joint venture company based in Sichuan, China has signed an agreement to build an air separation unit (ASU) for PetroChina Company Limited, one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world.

The ASU will supply oxygen and nitrogen to PetroChina’s main refinery and ethylene complex in Sichuan, as well as produce liquid products for Air Products’ merchant gases customers in the Chengdu area.

“This is a key project for Air Products which allows us to continue to grow both our on-site and merchant supply presence in China,” commented Phil Sproger, Vice President-Business Development for Asia at Air Products.

“We appreciate the fact that PetroChina has put its trust in Air Products to form a partnership and supply the industrial gases to its new Sichuan refinery and ethylene complex,” he added.

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