Air Products announces North America price increases for liquid, helium gases Effective, January 1, 2013, or as contracts permit, Air Products will implement pricing actions for liquid and bulk helium in North America. The on-going global helium shortage has necessitated investments by Air Products and dramatically increased the cost of its operations and inputs. The pricing actions are being taken to recover extraordinary costs that are being incurred by Air Products in order to maintain reliable supply and secure new sources of helium for its customers.
Air Products raises quarterly dividend to 81c from 77c per share The dividend is payable on May 11 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 1. This marks the 33rd consecutive year that Air Products has increased its dividend payment.