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Praxair, Celanese sign contract

Praxair has signed a 15-year agreement with Celanese to supply the company with carbon monoxide, oxygen, and nitrogen in the US Gulf Coast (USGC). As part of the agreement, Praxair will invest more than $300 million to build a plant to supply the gases and build an air separation unit on its nitrogen and oxygen pipeline network. Together with the previously announced Geismar, Louisiana, project that will start up in the second half of 2018, Praxair’s carbon monoxide capacity along USGC will more than double.