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  • *Air Liquide would be clear global leader in industrial gases. PARIS, Nov 18- French industrial gases company Air Liquide's proposed $13.4 billion acquisition of U.S. rival Airgas Inc was lauded by analysts on Wednesday for its strategic rationale but questioned over the bumper price. Analysts said that buying Airgas, the leader in U.S. packaged gases, will help...

  • European shares fall as Air Liquide loses steam Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 4:15 AM ET

    *Air Liquide down after announcing Airgas deal. Air Liquide dropped 4.9 percent after the company announced a $13.4 billion deal to buy U.S. peer Airgas. In a research note, UBS kept a "sell" rating on Air Liquide's shares and described the Airgas deal as "pricey", with Air Liquide's offer price representing a premium of 50.6 percent to Airgas's one-month average...

  • French industrial gas producer Air Liquide will buy U.S. counterpart Airgas in deal valued at about $10.3 billion. The companies say Air Liquide will pay $143 in cash for each share of Airgas in a deal that has already been approved by the boards of both companies. Airgas will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air Liquide once the companies complete the deal.

  • BEIJING, Nov 9- To get a sense of how hard it is to measure greenhouse gas emissions in China, it pays to visit the Deqingyuan poultry farm on the outskirts of Beijing, where streams of chicken manure are piped from wooden sheds to an industrial gas digester that rises above the ground like a tethered balloon. "I don't know how they calculate the figure but there were...

  • Sept 16- Industrial gas producer Air Products and Chemicals Inc said it planned to spin off its materials technologies business into a publicly traded company before September 2016. Shares of the company, whose largest shareholder is Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management LP, were up 3 percent at $142.90 in after-market trading on Wednesday.

  • The proposal is an expansion of standards issued in 2012 and is expected to reduce the equivalent of 7.7 million to 9 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2025 at new and modified facilities, according to the EPA. The release of the proposed standards came about two weeks after the EPA unveiled a sweeping rule that aims to cut national carbon emissions from...

  • July 30- Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc reported a 12 percent drop in quarterly profit, missing Wall Street estimate, hurt mainly by weak nitrogen earnings and lower phosphate sales. Potash Corp said nitrogen production, the company's second-biggest business, fell 2 percent to 1.6 million tonnes in the second quarter ended June 30, from a year earlier, while...

  • June 26- A headless body daubed with Arabic writing was found on Friday at a factory in southeast France owned by Air Products and Chemicals Inc, a U.S.-based industrial gas and chemicals company. *Founded in 1940, the Allentown, Pennsylvania- based company reported $991.7 million in net income on $10.4 billion in sales in its most recent fiscal year.

  • Nigeria needs to fix these energy issues Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Nigeria needs to fix these energy issues

    Bolaji Osunsanya, president of the Nigerian Gas Association and CEO of Oando Gas & Power, discusses the issues the new Nigerian president must address in the gas industry.

  • Plunging Oil Prices Are Big Boost for US Drivers

    Gasoline futures continued to trade higher in the electronic session Thursday as the latest track of Hurricane Sandy looked headed straight for the heart of the East Coast refining industry.

  • How a Little Indian Bean Impacts US Fracking Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 4:02 PM ET
    Indian farmers throw fertiliser in a paddy field in Dharmuchak village.

    Guar has the world’s largest oil and gas producers fretting over profit margins. Why? In gum form, guar is the thickening agent used to push fluids sideways in the fracking process.

  • Stocks That Will Ride China's Power Demand Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 3:54 AM ET
    A hydraulic fracturing site

    Growing demand for electricity in China is going to increase power generation beyond the resource-rich Northern and Western regions of the mainland, benefiting independent producers, upstream gas players and copper companies, according to Macquarie Securities.

  • Sam Thomas, Chart Industries CEO, discusses the growing demand for liquefied natural gas.

  • Airgas CEO Talks Takeover Bid, Earnings Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 6:15 PM ET

    Jim Cramer interviews Airgas CEO Peter McCausland.

  • Cramer: Airgas Victory Lap Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 6:15 PM ET
    Cramer: Airgas Victory Lap

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer talks with Peter McCausland, Airgas Inc. CEO, about its success fending off a hostile takeover bid from Air Products, and the company's bright future.

  • Chevron May Buy NatGas Company: Hedge Fund Traders Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 10:52 AM ET

    Options activity on Friday was wildly bullish in Southwestern Energy, which was the subject of takeover talk last week. More than 26,000 calls changed hands versus less than 2,800 puts. Chevron is seen as a suitor.

  • Industrial Gases News Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET
  • Industrial Gases Wire Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET