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Praxair Announces Price Increases for Gases and Facility Fees Effective January 1, 2012


Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), and its divisions and subsidiaries are notifying bulk and packaged industrial, electronics, specialty, and medical gas customers in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico of increases in prices effective January 1, 2012, or as contracts permit, as follows:

* Up to 15% for nitrogen, oxygen, argon, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and helium; * Up to 15% for facility fees or monthly bulk product charges and cylinder rental rates; * Up to 10% on equipment and consumables. Price adjustments may be higher or lower than these ranges in accordance with individual contract provisions.

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