Air Products’ merchant industrial gas joint venture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Abdullah Hashim Industrial Gases & Equipment has announced the acquisition of Air Liquide Al Khafrah Industrial Gases, Air Liquide’s industrial merchant gases business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including liquid bulk, packaged gases and specialty gases. Financial terms are not being disclosed.In January 2022, Air Products successfully concluded the acquisition of Air Liquide’s industrial merchant gases business in United Arab Emirates, including liquid bulk, packaged gases and specialty gases; and Air Liquide’s majority share in Middle East Carbon Dioxide, for a liquid carbon dioxide production facility in Bahrain. Air Products continues to demonstrate its commitment to the Middle East, growing its industrial gas business, expanding regional capabilities and strengthening product sourcing and reliability to better serve customers. Abdullah Hashim Industrial Gases & Equipment is one of the leading merchant industrial gas manufacturers and suppliers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In the 1940’s AHG was initially founded as a metalworking operation and as this operation grew, it led to the placement of the first Oxygen plant, at the first shipyard in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.