Praxair initiated a voluntary recall of Grab 'n Go portable oxygen cylinders Praxair announced that it is in the process of conducting a voluntary recall involving Grab 'n Go Vantage portable oxygen cylinder units. Praxair is making a minor modification to the affected units as they come in for routine servicing and filling. Praxair has already communicated with its customers and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Praxair signs long-term agreement with Castleton Commodities Praxair announced that it has signed a long-term agreement with Castleton Commodities International for the refining and purchase of helium. CCI owns and operates a gas processing facility and helium refinery in Utah. Praxair has been actively developing helium-rich natural gas fields in the region, including helium associated with a recently announced purchase agreement with Nacogdoches Oil & Gas. With Praxair's additional feedstock, CCI will restart its idled refinery, which can produce up to 150 million cubic feet per year of liquid helium.