Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP today announced that it will build a new Air Separation Unit (ASU) to supply nitrogen to industrial customers, particularly those in the oil and gas sector, in northwest North Dakota.
The new ASU is slated to be operational by the end of 2012 and will be strategically located in the Bakken reserves.
“We are positioning ourselves to better serve existing customers and to capture new business opportunities in North Dakota, especially in the Bakken oil reserves,” said Mark Lostak, President, Air Liquide Industrial U.S. LP. “The potential throughout this region is significant, and we are prepared to meet the growing demand for nitrogen to develop these important domestic energy resources.”
In North America, Air Liquide supplies nitrogen and carbon dioxide to oil and gas producers to support drilling operations and increase oil and/or natural gas recovery.