Air Products to Provide Proprietary Technology for Largest LNG Facility in Algeria

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January 22, 2008

Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced that it has received an order from KBR (NYSE: KBR) to provide its proprietary process technology and main cryogenic heat exchanger for the Sonatrach liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Skikda, Algeria. Air Products’ technology will be vital to Sonatrach and the largest LNG train ever built in Algeria, producing 4.5 million metric tons per year at Skikda. In July 2007, KBR announced that it had been selected as engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the Skikda LNG project.

Air Products will be providing the Skikda LNG project its proprietary propane pre-cooled mixed refrigerant liquefaction process technology, with the Split MRTM refrigeration equipment configuration, and an MCR® main cryogenic heat exchanger. The equipment is scheduled to be delivered in late 2009.

“Air Products and Sonatrach have a 30 year relationship working together on LNG and other projects. We’re pleased to continue this relationship and proud to be involved with the development of the largest-ever LNG project in Algeria,” said Jim Solomon, director–LNG at Air Products. Over the span of three decades, Air Products’ technology has been selected by Sonatrach in the development of 12 LNG trains at Arzew, Algeria. Air Products and Sonatrach also participate in a helium joint venture at Arzew.

A majority of the total worldwide LNG is produced with Air Products’ technology. Air Products has designed, manufacturedand exported over 75 LNG heat exchangers from its Wilkes-Barre, Pa. facility over the last 30 years.

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