A worker prepares empty canisters ahead of filling inside the Linde AG compressed gas plant in Marl, Germany. (Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg)

This $86 Billion Gas Deal Is Deflating Fast

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Getting two management teams to agree on a deal to create the world’s largest industrial gases group was hard enough. Finalizing the combination of Praxair Inc. and Linde AG ...