Argon, Oxygen and Nitrogen Exports

Starting August 2009, Praxair Costa Rica, local subsidiary of Praxair Inc corporation, will export liquefied gases to Nicaragua and Panama.

Friday, July 10, 2009

To expand its market and export to the region, Praxair Costa Rica invested $15 million in a new 7.000 square meter facility, which is in the last stage of construction.

The company will sell nitrogen, oxygen and argon to Panamá and Nicaragua because of the geographic proximity. Newspaper quoted Christian Sauter, General Manager of the Company: "In this business, it is not profitable to serve countries far away. We wouldn't be competitive in El Salvador or Honduras, because of the distance".

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