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News ReleaseAir Products to Provide Liquefaction Process to Technology and Equipment For First LNG Plant in Peru

February 08, 2006 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced that it has received an order from Peru LNG S.R.L. to provide its proprietary process technology and main cryogenic heat exchanger for the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Peru.

"Air Products continues to advance its technology in close cooperation with the producers around the world. We are pleased to be involved with Peru's first-ever LNG production facility," said Mark Modjeska, director, LNG for Air Products. The company will provide its proprietary propane pre-cooled mixed refrigerant liquefaction process technology with the Split MRTM refrigeration equipment configuration, and an MCR® main cryogenic heat exchanger to produce in excess of four million metric tons per year of LNG at this location to be on-stream in 2009.

The shareholders of Peru LNG S.R.L. are Hunt Oil, SK Corp., and Repsol YPF. The natural gas will be liquefied using Air Products' technology and equipment in a single process train at the LNG plant in Pampa Melchorita, Peru. Repsol will market the LNG.

A vast majority of the total worldwide baseload LNG production capacity is produced with Air Products' technology. Air Products has designed, manufactured, and exported nearly 75 LNG heat exchangers from its Wilkes-Barre, Pa. facility over the last 30 years. In 2005, Air Products completed a facility expansion at Wilkes-Barre increasing the fabrication area by approximately 30 percent and including the installation of additional manufacturing equipment. Since 2002, equipment manufacturing capacity at the facility has been increased by 100 percent.

In support of the LNG industry, Air Products provides process license and key equipment for the heart of the baseload liquefaction process and nitrogen plants for the baseload LNG facility. Upstream, Air Products provides both nitrogen and natural gas dehydration membrane systems for offshore platforms. Downstream, Air Products provides dry inert gas generators for LNG carriers, shipboard membrane nitrogen systems, land-based membrane and cryogenic nitrogen systems, LNG import terminals, and LNG peak shavers.

Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in technology, energy, healthcare and industrial markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of products, services and solutions, providing atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials and chemical intermediates. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment and is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indices. The company has annual revenues of $8.1 billion, operations in over 30 countries,and over 20,000 employees around the globe. For more information, visit

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements. Actual results could vary materially, due to changes in current expectations.

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