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Praxair expands New Mexico nitrogen facility

8:46 AM MDT | August 19, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

Praxair has started up a second nitrogen plant at its Kirtland, NM facility—increasing total capacity of liquid nitrogen at the site to 300 m.t./day. The company says the expansion is to support growing nitrogen demand in the San Juan basin—including Colorado and northwestern New Mexico. The new plant will also include a liquefier expansion and gaseous nitrogen being supplied to local pipeline customers under long-term contracts. “Praxair’s new plant will strengthen our supply position in the San Juan basin and help us meet the increasing...

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