Air Liquide opens new North Dakota nitrogen plant
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 US.
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 industry
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 environmental benefits to traditional methods.
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