Air Liquide has started up a new nitrogen production plant in
Tioga, North Dakota, the company said on Thursday.
The plant will increase the regions nitrogen supply,
further supporting growth in drilling operations in the
oil-rich Bakken reserves.
We continue to position ourselves to better support
this growing oil and gas region, said Wayne Bohannon,
president of Air Liquide's industrial business in the
The growing demand for nitrogen in this region coupled
with the booming oilfield services activity there and in
other regions of the US aligns well with our offers and
capabilities and our growth and expansion
plans to serve this
In North America, Air Liquide supplies nitrogen and carbon
dioxide to oil and gas
producers to support drilling operations and increase oil and
natural gas recovery.
The use of liquid nitrogen and carbon
dioxide in the exploration
process can displace the use of water by upwards of 50% and
offers significant production and environment
al benefits to